Rian Johnson May Direct Another Film Before New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out writer/director Rian Johnson may direct another original film before he directs his new Star Wars trilogy.

Rian Johnson’s new film Knives Out has been getting raves from critics and audiences who had the opportunity to see it at the Toronto International Film Festival, but people are still wondering about his new Star Wars trilogy.

When speaking with the Evening Standard, Rian Johnson revealed that Lucasfilm is still working out their upcoming slate of films, which could give him an opportunity to work on another original film before returning to Star Wars:

“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.”

Rian Johnson was announced to be developing a new trilogy separate from the Star Wars Skywalker Saga shortly before his film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters. At this time, Lucasfilm currently has three new Star Wars films set for release in 2022, 2024 and 2026. It is speculated that these will be the slots for the upcoming trilogy of films from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Do you think Rian Johnson’s next project will be the first chapter of his new Star Wars trilogy or another original film like Knives Out? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and the future of the Star Wars franchise.

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 hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: Evening Standard

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