‘Star Wars’: Rian Johnson Talks Creative Freedom On His New Trilogy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson is ready to hop back into the iconic galaxy far, far away with his own trilogy separate from the Skywalker Saga, and it looks like he has full creative control.

In an interview with Observer while promoting his upcoming film Knives Out, Rian Johnson hinted at his creative approach to a new trilogy with wholly original characters that will not tie into the legacy of the Skywalker Saga:

“I think that the fun and challenging part of it is to dive in, figure out what’s exciting and then figure out what it’s going to be. We’re doing something that steps beyond the legacy characters. What does that look like? To me, the blue sky element of it is what was most striking about it. I know the way that I’m coming at it and what’s fun about it for everyone in George Lucas’ films is figuring out, ‘what’s the next step?’ It really makes you think and figure out what the essence of Star Wars is for me and what that will look like moving forward.

Lucasfilm announced Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy months before The Last Jedi hit theaters. Although the film was acclaimed by critics, fans found the film polarizing. Some fans applauded the narrative risks that Rian Johnson brought to the film, particularly in places where it subverted the expectations of the audience that have formulated fan theories after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On the other hand, some felt that Rian Johnson’s approach to the film wasn’t a good fit for the Star Wars saga.

The polarized audience reception to The Last Jedi isn’t stopping Lucasfilm and Rian Johnson from bringing this new trilogy to life. After he finishes promoting Knives Out, Rian Johnson is expected to begin work on his new trilogy.

What do you make of Rian Johnson’s comments regarding his creative control with the new Star Wars trilogy? Were you a fan of his work on The Last Jedi? Sound off in the comments below.

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 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news from the Star Wars universe including Rian Johnson’s upcoming trilogy.

Source: Observer

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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