While a question mark seems to permanently hang over The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy, Johnson has confirmed the films are still in the works at Lucasfilm.
Rian Johnson has proven a divisive force in Star Wars. His previous entry in the franchise, The Last Jedi, is a polarizing topic for Star Wars fans and so there are likely mixed feelings over the prospect of an entire trilogy helmed by Johnson.
While there seems to have been little movement as of late on the Knives Out director’s planned Star Wars trilogy, Rian Johnson has confirmed talks are still taking place between himself and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Rian Johnson Is Eager To Return To Star Wars
Speaking to Empire recently, Rian Johnson revealed he is eager to get to work on his Star Wars trilogy and is now trying to find the time to dedicate to the series.
Plans for a Star Wars trilogy from Johnson were announced ahead of the release of The Last Jedi. Since then, it has at times been unclear whether Lucasfilm is still moving forward with the project, but Johnson himself has confirmed the talks are ongoing.
The director said of his next Star Wars project:
“I’ve stayed close to Kathleen [Kennedy] and we get together often and talk about it. It’s just at this point a matter of schedule and when it can happen. It would break my heart if I were finished, if I couldn’t get back in that sandbox at some point.”
Lately, Rian Johnson has had his hands full with Glass Onion, the sequel to his hugely successful 2019 whodunnit, Knives Out. The film is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September before getting a general release in November.
The next Star Wars project from Lucasfilm will be Andor on Disney Plus. Here’s the synopsis:
“The ‘Andor’ series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.”
Andor stars Diego Luna, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly. Tony Gilroy, Dan Gilroy, Stephen Schiff, and Beau Willimon served as the writers of the Star Wars series while Toby Haynes, Susanna White, and Benjamin Caron directed the episodes.
Andor will premiere Disney Plus on September 21, 2022, with three episodes. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content!