Though the man has suffered for his art, mainly in the form of an angry fans who did not like ‘The Last Jedi‘ coming after him on Twitter,. Johnson, who recently just finished a film named ‘Knives Out,’ while being interviewed by The Evening Standard for the promotion of that film, spoke on when his ‘Star Wars’ trilogy will begin production, but according to him, it seems Lucasfilm is still figuring out where they want to go to with the franchise.
In Johnson’s words:
“The truth is they’re still figuring out their schedule, their game plan, so if it’s possible for me to squeeze in another film before or while working on that, I will.”
Most likely Lucasfilm is currently putting its energies toward the Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ television shows on Disney+ (aka ‘The Mandalorian‘ and the Obi-Wan series) and is taking a brief respite from movies, especially after the blow-back from ‘Solo’ and ‘The Last Jedi,’ though I believe if ‘The Rise of Skywalker‘ does well enough they will quickly put their sights back on the movie market. Plus, they do have David Benioff and DB Weiss tapped for another ‘Star Wars’ movie trilogy as well, though there are rumors the pair may only write and direct the first part of that trilogy now that they have signed a deal with Netflix, which would make Johnson’s trilogy a much bigger priority for Lucasfilm at the end of the day.
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Of course, the big question for Lucasfilm might just be when to set the new movies, as they may not want to keep pushing the timeline out past the adventures of Rey and Kylo Ren and may instead want to do a little fan-service and set the movies (as rumored) back thousands of years before, in the days of the “Old Republic,” maybe even taking some inspiration from the beloved X-Box game ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.’ Of course, that’s just speculation, but I think it’s a good way to go to separate any new movies from the existing films, and start to make everything feel a little more fresh and unique.
What are your thoughts on the future of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise? Do you trust Rian Johnson to helm a new trilogy? Do you trust DB Weiss and David Benioff? What would your ideal ‘Star Wars’ movie look like without the original characters? Feel free to share your opinions and ideas in the comments below!
Source: Comic Book Movie