Rian Johnson Confirms That His 'Star Wars' Trilogy is Still Happening
The backlash of director Rian Johnson's Star Wars debut, Star Wars Episode VIII -The Last Jedi (2017) hasn't stopped him from moving forward with his trilogy for the franchise.
According to the filmmaker, his three-movie installation is still in the works. After a recent interview with author Sariah Wilson, Johnson's next Star Wars project was confirmed. Wilson shared the news via Twitter, Tweeting out that "I'm just going to post this now because I can see that I'm going to get a lot of requests - Yes, Rian's SW trilogy is still on. No dates or timelines because he has other projects going on, but it is happening. THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT."
The trilogy was announced prior to the premiere of The Last Jedi, which Johnson is known for both writing and directing. The details of his upcoming movies are sparse, though it is to be noted that Johnson's return to Star Wars will be a separate entity from the Sequel Trilogy in which he previously participated in. Rumors have clued that Johson's sci-fi triad will premier after the untitled Star Wars film that director Taika Waititi will co-write and direct, slated for December 19, 2025.
Johson sets his space-based trine on the backburner as he currently focuses on his sequel to 2019 whodunnit Knives Out, sending star Daniel Craig out to tackle his next mystery. Even though Johnson's Star Wars ternion is confirmed, there have been no disclosed dates for production or release.