Right after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in 2017, it was announced that director Rian Johnson would be handling his own trilogy of SW films. But after the fan backlash, we have since gotten an update on Johnson’s project, and Lucasfilm has changed its approach with Star Wars. What’s great is, it looks like things are still pushing forward with Johnson’s project, and it’s only a question of when.
Writer Sariah Wilson had conducted an interview with Johnson for USA Today, and though the interview hasn’t been published yet, Wilson has decided to update fans on the biggest piece of news she got from Johnson:
This is sure to come as great news for a lot of fans. Despite the negative backlash from Johnson and The Last Jedi, the hard facts are that the movie was a critical hit and made a lot of money in the box office. At this point, some fans are convinced that most fans actually loved the TLJ; it’s just that people who didn’t like it are incredibly loud and ridiculously resilient. No rational person would try to engage people today who are still complaining about a 4-year-old movie.
I guess for now, fans of Johnson will just have to wait and see when his Star Wars comeback will take place. Part of me is convinced he’s actually the secret writer that Patty Jenkins is working with on her Rogue Squadron movie. Until an official announcement is made, all fans can really do is wait.
Here’s the synopsis for The Last Jedi:
For now, you can enjoy the latest Star Wars property, The Mandalorian, no streaming on Disney+.