Lucasfilm and Disney were surely satisfied with the final product, giving Johnson the reigns to his own Star Wars trilogy, of which he will plan the three film narrative as well as write and direct the first film, as he did with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Hollywood Reporter has a fantastic interview with Rian Johnson and his producer since his first film Brick, Ram Bergman, about The Last Jedi, in which Johnson gives some clues as to where his new trilogy might go and when we may see it.
First, Johnson was asked if he was going to take some time off after Last Jedi‘s release, or if he was immediately jumping into planning and writing his new trilogy:
“We’re going to figure out the timing of the next one. We haven’t figured it out yet. I’ll say, I don’t feel like, ‘Oh my God, I’m exhausted, I need to sit on a beach for a month.’ I feel creatively energized right now. I feel like I want to jump right into work. This whole process has left me feeling ready to jump in and do it again right away. I don’t know why. I don’t know if that’s a good sign.”
The Hollywood Reporter also asked if Johnson has yet given thought where in the Star Wars timeline the trilogy will fit:
“I’m at the very beginning of trying to come up with it, and honestly, timeline-wise, I’m not sure yet. In a way it’s interesting, but in a way it’s the least interesting part of it to me. I’m more thinking of what’s the story going to be, who is it going to follow? What elements is it going to have? What kind of drama is in it? My head right now is more in that place. I haven’t really, really gotten into it. Right now I’m mostly excited by the potential and just starting to form little clusters of ideas of what it might become.”
That’s not much to go on, but I’ll take any details about future Star Wars films I can get! Especially when they are in the capable hands of Rian Johnson.
After seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, do you think Rian Johnson is the man to be trusted with an entire new Star Wars trilogy? Or did you hate his film? Let us know in the comment section below!
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter