Please take this with several grains of salt, but a rumor is circulating that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy may no longer be. Click through for the info that is available!
The rumors are based on a statement made by Rogue One art director Neil Lamont, who was working on an untitled Star Wars spin-off movie. This is what Lamont told Cinemablend:
“We were just starting our work on another Star Wars spin-off and yeah. We were actually just making our mark on Tatooine — which would have been interesting, and some other new galaxies. So hopefully, if that comes back, we’ll get the chance to be able to do that further.”
Rumors started to spread that Johnson’s trilogy may be cancelled or at least on hold because of that one subordinate clause “and some other new galaxies”. As you may remember one of the very few things that is known about Johnson’s planned trilogy is, that it was supposed to take place in a “new galaxy”.
Lamont’s statement also confirms that a movie involving Tatooine is on hold for now, or maybe cancelled altogether. That could be the Obi-Wan movie, but a Mos Eisley Cantina movie was also rumored.
Maybe too much meaning is put into Lamont’s statement. Maybe he didn’t refer to Johnson’s trilogy when he spoke of the “new galaxies, which would have been interesting”. But then again, it’s not completely out of the question that Disney did re-evaluate Johnson’s trilogy and decided to cancel it. After all, no matter what you think of The Last Jedi, it is a devisive movie and perhaps Disney is getting cold feet now. Star Wars is no longer invulnerable, a Star Wars movie can flop. What would happen if the first movie of a Johnson trilogy flopped as well? So maybe Disney wants to minimize risks, since Rian Johnson has become somewhat of a polarizing director.
But this is just speculation and we just have to wait for official confirmation. If Johnson’s trilogy is still alive then we should learn more about it sooner than later.
So, what do you think? Do you believe it’s all just wild speculation? Or do you believe that Disney actually pulled the plug on Johnson’s trilogy? Would you like to see Rian Johnson’s trilogy or do you think Disney will prevent potential box office disaster by pulling the plug on his project?
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