rian johnson star wars trilogy

Rian Johnson is starting fresh with his new Star Wars trilogy. After throwing much of the Star Wars mythology out the window in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he’s returning to the spirit of the original trilogy to shape his new films.

Johnson is still in the early stages of planning the new Star Wars trilogy, but he already has a vision of what those films will look like.

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New Star Wars Trilogy Details

Director Rian Johnson is on top of the world right now: his Star Wars: The Last Jedi is one of the best-reviewed films in the Star Wars franchise, and the film just had the second biggest opening weekend of all time. But Johnson isn’t going to rest on his laurels. The filmmaker is already planning his new Star Wars trilogy, which will be set outside the on-going saga. Johnson is understandably tight-lipped about most details of his still-in-development trilogy, but he recently provided an update on the project.

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On the December 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, our reaction to the Annihilation trailer, Rian Johnson tells us the story of how Disney agreed to his new Star Wars trilogy, American Werewolf remake details, George Lucas reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Nutcracker and the Four Realms goes into reshoots and more on the strange case of the Lady Bird/Rotten Tomatoes controversy.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Opening Line

During my conversation with Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson at the film’s junket a few weeks back, I asked him why he decided not to come back for Star Wars: Episode 9 and he shared the story of how his new Star Wars trilogy came about. You might be surprised to learn that Disney and Lucasfilm committed to his new trilogy without a story in place.

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Rian johnson Star Wars

During my discussion with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson (the full interview runs next week), I asked him what his new Star Wars trilogy means for his non-Star Wars films. Here’s how this new trilogy might impact future Rian Johnson films that don’t have Star Wars in the title.

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Longer and further away than the events of George Lucas prequel trilogy lies the story of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a role-playing video game from 2003 that followed an epic battle between the Jedi and the Sith.

The video game was hugely popular among Star Wars fans, garnering critical acclaim a sequel. But fans always wondered: Would the Old Republic make the leap to the big screen? Not any time soon, Rian Johnson regretfully reveals, saying that the new Star Wars trilogy that he has been tasked with will not take place during the Old Republic.

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New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson has Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters in less than a month, but the filmmaker is already looking toward the future. It was recently announced that Johnson would be writing and directing a new Star Wars trilogy set outside the still-ongoing Skywalker saga. It will be a trilogy of films that opens up the Star Wars universe in ways we’ve never seen before. We won’t see Johnson’s new trilogy for a few years, but that hasn’t stopped the director from revealing new Star Wars trilogy details.

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Rian Johnson Star Wars Trilogy

Yesterday, Lucasfilm dropped one of the year’s biggest pieces of movie news: Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is set to develop a brand new trilogy of Star Wars movies with no connection to the Skywalker Saga. And because we love Star Wars and because we the previous work of Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper), we have thoughts and opinions. Enough to fill an entire episode of an emergency podcast. Or enough to share below in written form.

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New Star Wars trilogy

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is returning to the Star Wars universe for an entire new Star Wars trilogy. The new trilogy will focus on stories outside of the Skywalker saga. This news coincides with recent comments from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars films planned for after the current trilogy ends.

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