Rian Johnson is back in the press because his new movie Knives Out has been playing at festivals prior to its wide release. The film has gotten amazing reviews out of TIFF and its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently sitting at 100. As expected, Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy was a topic.
When asked about his Star Wars trilogy Johnson revealed that Lucasfilm is still trying to figure out the schedule for his Star Wars films so he may actually do another original film before he starts work on Star Wars again. We know that the next Star Wars movie after The Rise of Skywalker will be Benioff and Weiss’ film in 2022, but there has been no talk about when Johnson’s films will debut. Its been quiet enough that skeptics begin to doubt whether the Johnson trilogy is even still happening.
Here’s Johnson’s exact quote.
“The truth is they’re still figuring out their schedule, their game plan, so if it’s possible for me to squeeze in another film before or while working on that, I will.”
Rian Johnson is still a great filmmaker and I think its great that he wants to be able to do original projects. I’m looking forward to seeing Knives Out, but I also hope that his Star Wars movies eventually happen too, because I think he could tell a really cool story if given a clean slate.