Last Jedi Rian Johnson says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” for not making another Star Wars movie

Lucasfilm greatly admired writer/director Rian Johnson’s work Star Wars: The Last Jedi Before it was even released in theaters, the studio announced that the director would be developing an all-new trilogy of films for the franchise, and with five years since that announcement and no updates on a schedule, Johnson admitted he wouldn’t “be too disappointed if this doesn’t come together.” If those plans end up indefinitely, Johnson wouldn’t be the first Lucasfilm filmmaker with an uncertain future, though every time Johnson or Lucasfilm reps talk about a trilogy, they stress that it hasn’t been canceled and is more of a finding. scheduling opportunities.

Johnson revealed: “It’s not going to be the end of the world for anyone, I think.” inside. “But I’d be sad. I love the world. I love the people. I love Star Wars fans. I love their passion for how they share it, there’s nothing like telling a story in that world and then people who really connect with that experience and let you know. It’s extraordinary. So I hope that I could do it again, but nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world actually happens, what day of the week is it?”

After, after last jedi It was a hit with audiences and critics, and Johnson has since gone on to develop two Take out the knives films, which also became critical and financial successes. Johnson is already set to develop a third film in the Benoit Blanc series, which makes it seem like he won’t have time in the near future to commit himself to the Star Wars story. Given all the success he’s achieved, some fans can assume Johnson has lost interest in the galaxy far, far away, though the director recently confirmed that he loves the franchise more than he ever did before. last jedi.

when asked before The New Yorker If he’s still excited about the franchise as a fan, Johnson stated, “Oh, f-ck yeah. yeah. Oh my god. yeah. In terms of that, I think I like Star Wars more now. I think what actually frustrates me is people’s perception that I I had a negative experience in some way, or people imagined it was a traumatic experience in some way, or something. The truth is, it was a totally exhilarating experience even through the back end of it, the last few years, receiving it.”

Stay tuned for updates on Star Wars projects from Johnson.

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