Prior to the release of ‘The Last Jedi’ in 2017, Disney and Lucasfilm LTD seemed confident in the picture and its helmer Rian Johnson, to the point that it was announced that Johnson would develop a new trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ movies that told a new story that wasn’t connected to the “Skywalker Saga.” But then ‘The Last Jedi’ opened. Make no mistake, the sequel got excellent reviews and made $1.3 billion at the box office. But fans don’t like it. Some of them downright hate it.
Even so, Johnson remains attached to develop a trilogy, but it’s not coming anytime soon. Disney has already announced that David Benioff & D.B. Weiss‘ trilogy is coming next. Johnson has simply been stating that he’s trying to figure out the story he wants to tell. However, his latest statements cast a shadow of doubt over whether his concept will ever come to fruition.
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Speaking to BANG Hollywood, Johnson stated that Lucasfilm was in the process of “figuring out what they’re doing” and that he’d “be thrilled if it happens.” He also mentioned that he was working on “my own stuff” meaning non-‘Star Wars’ projects. You can watch the short interview below:
— BANG Showbiz (@BANGShowbiz) October 9, 2019
It may be grasping, but it sounds a little less likely that Johnson’s trilogy will happen. Unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney has had a rougher go with the ‘Star Wars’ brand. On top of ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ was the first flop in the franchise’s entire run. That film was liked by neither critics nor fans. Disney has had to take a step back and reassess its approach, which is why the next film in the franchise won’t be released until 2022.
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As for Johnson, his comedic mystery, ‘Knives Out’ opens on November 26. That film features an all-star cast including Toni Collette, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Don Johnson, Katherine Langford, Christopher Plummer, and LaKeith Stanfield.
Stick around for updates as they arrive. Would you still like to see what Johnson has in store for ‘Star Wars’?