When can we expect to see his all-new trilogy?
Remember back in 2017 when the Star Wars community was excited to see Rian Johnson‘s vision of the galaxy far, far away? Little did we know that The Last Jedi would go on to become the most divisive entry in the Star Wars universe … one that divided the fanbase right down the middle and sparked heated debates which still rage until this very day.
No matter which side of the fence you find yourself, Lucasfilm representatives were so confident in Johnson’s vision that they handed him the reins of his very own trilogy. The series was said to remain aside from the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his merry band of legacy characters instead opting to explore a section of the universe previously unexplored in Star Wars lore. However, when we will get to see this new trilogy is the big mystery, a secret even the director isn’t privy to.
Whilst adding steam to the hype train for his upcoming murder mystery movie Knives Out, Johnson offered up an update on the series … an update that points to things still being in the VERY early stages. Whilst talking to the Standard, the director revealed that the scheduling is still very much in the hands of Lucasfilm.
“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.”
Johnson finished the interview by stating the divisive reaction to The Last Jedi served as inspiration for the tone of Knives Out. “All of us, we’re caught up in this swirling mass of anger. That polarisation, which is so much a part of 2019, that’s what I wanted to put on screen, so we can laugh at it.”
The delay to Johnson’s trilogy is hardly surprising. At present, Lucasfilm is preoccupied with the imminent launch of both The Mandalorian and J.J Abrams’ monumental finale to the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. And with both the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series’ expected to start filming next year on top of the new trilogy from David Benioff and D.B Weiss, fitting in Johnson’s new movies into an already packed schedule looks like an impossible task.
Until then, we can all look forward to the launch of Disney+ and the debut of Jon Favreau’s hotly-anticipated live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. And Knives Out will make a killing at the box office from November 27th
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Source: The Standard