A few years ago, just before the release of director Rian Johnson Star Wars: The Last Jedi, news broke that the episode 8 helper would be developing its own trilogy. According to Lucasfilm, the new Johnson series will be set in the larger universe, but "separated from the episodic Skywalker saga" and "introduce new characters from an angle of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never explored."
Since then, after the release of Johnson, a germ, split opinion The Last Jedi, things had subsided in Johnson's front trilogy. But the project is still alive and well, according to the filmmaker, who is currently embarking on promotional duties for his upcoming murder mystery film, Knives out,
In a statement to Observer Johnson, Johnson said that the "fun and challenging" part of working on the new trilogy is to "dive in, find out what's exciting, and then find out what's going to happen." . But now, unrestricted by the plot of major franchise films, it sounds like the writer-director is eagerly awaiting to plow his own groove – something that if The Last Jedi there is something to go by, he is definitely not afraid to do, despite the backlash from some sections of the Star Wars fandom.
"We are doing something that goes beyond the inherited characters," the director continued. “To me, the element of the blue sky is what struck her the most. I know the way I do it and what's fun for everyone at Lucasfilm is figuring out, "What's the next step?" It really makes you think and understand what Star Wars is to me and what it will look like moving forward. "
Whatever your thoughts on Johnson's vision of his new trilogy, it looks like Lucasfilm is sticking with his initial enthusiasm for the project. "We all loved working with Ryan The Last Jedi"Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said when the project was first announced." He is a creative force and is watching him work out The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the greatest joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy. "
The main saga soon ends with the release of his last chapter, The rise of Skywalker, in December, Disney and Lucasfilm will look to the future of Star Wars on the big screen. The franchise seems to be in the bad health of the small screen, with that of John Favreau The Mandalorian a hit series Disney + in the US later this year and a show based on Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi announcements, but with a departure from the concessions from Star Wars stories, the cinematic prospects of the franchise are a little more up in the air.
We'll bring you more about Johnson's new Star Wars trilogy as we have it.