The future of Star Wars remains to be unclear, as soon as the Skywalker Saga involves an finish this yr with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s been an odd flip of occasions, as not too way back it appeared there was too many Star Wars initiatives on the horizon. However, the standalone spinoffs like Rogue One and Solo have been placed on maintain, and the deliberate Star Wars trilogy from Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff is now useless, as properly. With the Weiss/Benioff trilogy gone, Star Wars followers at the moment are questioning what is going on on with the different deliberate trilogy type The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.
Here’s what what we all know at this level:
There’s been back-and-forth motion between rumors that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars challenge is going on, and/or that it is useless, just about since 2019 started. Back in February an unreliable supply reported that Johnson had walked away from Star Wars, solely to have the director debunk these experiences. Things sat fairly for months, till a brand new rumor rose up in the summer time, claiming that Johnson’s Star Wars Trilogy was formally useless (once more). That rumor wasn’t given a lot weight till this fall, when it appeared like Johnson himself was casting doubt on his future with Star Wars:
“Well we’ll see. I’m still talking to Lucasfilm, they’re figuring out what they’re doing and we’ll see what happens,” Johnson informed BANG Showbiz. “But I’d be thrilled if it occurs, and I’m working alone stuff too.”
Naturally, that small sliver of uncertainty acquired the fan base rumbling, which ultimately led to Johnson having to clear up his earlier assertion:
“Did I say ‘if’? Oh god,” Johnson mentioned [laughing]. “I have no update at all. But I’m still working with Lucasfilm on it, and they’re figuring out when they do what and everything.”
So, because it stands, it looks as if Johnson remains to be in the combine over at Lucasfilm, although it appears unclear what the precise standing of his trilogy is, or what plans the studio has concretely in place. Not so coincidentally, Disney and Lucasfilm set three new Star Wars film launch dates (pre-Christmas weekend in 2022, 2024 and 2026), simply round the time rumors of Johnson’s trilogy being useless resurfaced. It was assumed that these dates had been going to be for the Weiss/Benioff trilogy movies, however now that risk is gone.
Therefore, it not onerous to imagine that – until Lucasfilm has a brand new challenge to introduced – RianJohnson’s trilogy remains to be in the works, and can now be trying to fill these aforementioned dates. That’s completely unconfirmed, however with nothing else to go however the assumption that Disney/Lucasfilm will need one thing in place to announce after The Rise of Skywalker, Rian Johnson is the greatest guess we have now.
The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on November 12th. Star Wars: The Riske of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20th.