A few weeks back, it was revealed that audiences would be treated to a new Star Wars trilogy. This one would be separate from the current saga, and separate from the anthology films.
But what would Johnson’s overall involvement be? In the initial announcement, he was only set to write and direct the first one. After that, it was unclear who the rest of the trilogy would go to. But is Johnson hoping to direct the entire thing?
Speaking with Collider, Johnson said:
“Honestly I don’t know yet [if I’ll direct all three]. I know I’m gonna come up with the whole thing, the idea is to come up with one big story, but I know I’m gonna write and direct at least the first one. Then I’m gonna have to—even the first one at this point we’re still figuring it out, so I don’t know yet. But I know I want to come up with the whole thing and then we’ll see.”
So don’t be surprised if he DOES end up directing the whole thing. However, given what a huge commitment it would be to sign up for a whole Star Wars trilogy directly after making another Star Wars film, it’s understandable why he wouldn’t want to block out at least six years of his life.
As Lucasfilm has proven in the past, directors can change at the drop of a hate, and planning too far out in advance has the negative effect on projects. You only need to look at the history of films like Rogue One, Han Solo, and Star Wars: Episode IX to see that it’s easy for a director and studio to fall out of sync.
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