‘Star Wars’ Episodes VIII & IX Not Planned When Rian Johnson Joined

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When Star Wars: The Force Awakens concluded, fans were left with more questions than answers and likely assumed that the creative minds behind the new trilogy has solidified plans for the next two installments of the saga. However, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that while there may have been discussions on the direction of the franchise after The Force Awakens, plans for Episode VIII and Episode IX were not mapped out when he was approached to helm the eighth film in the main saga.

Johnson made the comments on his official Twitter account in response to a fan’s question on Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy’s comments regarding how much of the third trilogy’s story had been planned out from the beginning.

You can check out Rian Johnson’s comments in the post below!

Are you excited to hear Rian Johnson had considerable creative freedom on The Last Jedi or are you concerned that were no concrete plans for the new trilogy?

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

Source: Twitter

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

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Star Wars-SagaMay the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film lover, comic book geek, political junkie and board game enthusiast.

  • 39steps

    JJ Abrams wrote a movie with all sorts of loose ends and no ideas on where to take it? SHOCKER