Rian Johnson has a lot on his plate proper now, from the launch of Knives Out sequel Glass Onion to his Peacock thriller collection Poker Face. A lot so, it’s the explanation we’ve not heard a peep out of his plans for a previously announced trilogy of Star Wars motion pictures apart from that he’d really like to maintain doing them. However Johnson isn’t simply down for some extra motion pictures.
It what feels just like the seven million years for the reason that launch of The Last Jedi in 2017, a mix of the culture war harassment firestorm round its debut and Johnson’s potential to stay booked, busy, and unbothered has meant there’s been little time for speak across the director’s beforehand introduced return to the franchise: a theatrical trilogy, revolving round new characters, in a beforehand untouched a part of the Star Wars galaxy. However in these tens of millions of years, Star Wars has advanced into greater than a completely armed and operational film franchise, via exhibits like The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and now by far and away the best of them all, Andor. And Johnson wouldn’t thoughts getting in that method, both.
“I’d do a Star Wars something. And if I had an concept that I used to be enthusiastic about, that labored higher as a present than a film, I’d do it that method,” Johnson not too long ago informed the Hollywood Reporter about his future with Star Wars. After all, no matter Johnson wished to make, he’s simply too busy for now. “In the meanwhile, we’re in between making the following Benoit Blanc film and occupied with Poker Face,” the director continued. “I hold getting along with Kathy [Kennedy] and having conversations. Who is aware of? Making The Final Jedi was the most effective expertise in my life, so I ought to be so fortunate.”
Whereas it would be good to ultimately get three motion pictures from Johnson to push Star Wars’ cinematic horizons as we thought we should always count on once they have been introduced all these years in the past, at this level? I wouldn’t say no to a TV present. Between his historical past with Breaking Unhealthy and Poker Face he’s a dab hand within the medium, and maybe what higher strategy to have house to chew on meatier concepts The Final Jedi brushed on than over the course of a season of TV? Alas, all we are able to do, identical to Johnson reminds us, is hold hoping.
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