The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson recently offered an update on his highly-anticipated Star Wars trilogy.
Before The Last Jedi hit theaters, the higher-ups at Lucasfilm seemed ready to stand behind Rian Johnson and his vision of Star Wars. It was announced early on that Rian Johnson would be developing his own Star Wars trilogy after the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga. However, the current state of Lucasfilm has left many wondering whether or not Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy will ever see the light of day.
Originally, Disney and Lucasfilm announced several new Star Wars films with the first of these to be developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss The film was set to be released in December of 2022 with Rian Johnson’s films releasing sometime after that. However, Benioff and Weiss parted ways with Lucasfilm due to scheduling conflicts, leaving many wondering what’s next for the Star Wars saga.
As a result of the seemingly constant shakeups at Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson has constantly had to answer questions on his upcoming Star Wars films and reassuring people that he is still, in fact, working on them. During a recent interview with Variety, he was asked if he was still working on these Star Wars films. Rian Johnson’s answer remained vague as to when they might be released but he once again assured fans that he is still talking to Lucasfilm about the films:
“I’m still talking to Lucasfilm but they haven’t announced anything on their slate yet.”
What do you all make of Rian Johnson’s update? Do you think his Star Wars films are still in development? Sound-off in the comment section!
Here is the official synopsis for the latest film in the saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.