Rian Johnson – Negative Tweets About The Last Jedi Inspired Knives Out – Also Another Vague Update About His Star Wars Trilogy


I don’t at this point need to talk about how divisive The Last Jedi was, do I? It’s almost become part of the furniture here at LRM, in that whenever this movie is mentioned, or its director Rian Johnson, we end up with a comments section full of people arguing on both sides of the debate.

Later this month you will be able to catch The Last Call Podcast which covers The Last Jedi, finally, and you will find myself and Editor in Chief Joseph ‘Jammer’ Medina going at it, probably with Kyle Malone having to play moderator. We are looking forward to recording this one and I’m sure listeners will be eager to hear this debate finally take place between someone who loves the movie (Jammer) and someone who thought it was rubbish (myself).

Never one to shy away from the controversy surrounding his movie, Rian Johnson recently spoke with Deadline about how negative posts on social media helped inspire aspects of his new movie Knives Out, check out the quote below.

“Anyone who’s on Twitter these days, God bless you because it’s rough waters out there, but there’s also wonderful stuff about it. That’s why we’re all still on it I guess. That’s one of the things [Knives Out] engages with, the current state of online culture. Whether you made a Star Wars movie or you have a cooking show, whatever you’re doing on there, someone’s going to be screaming at you about it probably. Let’s put it on a screen in a way we can all maybe have a laugh about it.”

I can actually sympathize with Johnson a little here. I wasn’t a fan of the movie and as such, I have the right to criticize it as much as I like, but I would never dream of contacting Johnson directly to express my thoughts, there are simply other avenues to vent on without directly abusing someone on social media. It’s not personal after all, or at least it shouldn’t be.

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Johnson also gave another brief update on his Star Wars trilogy (which I don’t think will ever happen), and again, it doesn’t feel like it’s a done deal.

“We’re still engaged with Lucasfilm and we’ll wait and see, no updates on it at this moment, but yeah.”

If this was definitely happening, then I’d expect something like, we don’t know when it will happen yet, and I am still writing at this time. But perhaps they are just being secretive. I have to be honest and say that I won’t believe this is happening until they announce a release date for it.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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