Star Wars: Rian Johnson Still In Talks To Make New Movies

Rian Johnson

by James White |
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With the news hitting last week that Game Of Thrones showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff were no longer going to make their planned Star Wars trilogy, some – especially those who see Rian Johnson as a controversial figure after The Last Jedi – speculated that he might also be on his way out the Lucasfilm door. Not so, according to the man himself.

"We’re still engaged with Lucasfilm and we’ll wait and see," Johnson tells Deadline. "No updates on it at this moment, but yeah." Which is good news for those of us who enjoyed The Last Jedi and are eager to see what Johnson brings to the films without having to colour within the lines of the Skywalker saga.

And now we just have to hope he doesn't suddenly sign a deal with Netflix to work on other things.

And he also addresses some of the Star Wars online backlash indirectly in his latest, Knives Out, in which one of the characters spews hate on the 'net. "Anyone who’s on Twitter these days, God bless you because it’s rough waters out there, but there’s also wonderful stuff about it," Johnson said. "That’s why we’re all still on it I guess. That’s one of the things Knives Out engages with, the current state of online culture. Whether you made a Star Wars movie or you have a cooking show, whatever you’re doing on there, someone’s going to be screaming at you about it probably. Let’s put it on a screen in a way we can all maybe have a laugh about it."

Knives Out will stab its way into UK cinemas on 29 November.

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