Rian Johnson has stated that the future Star Wars trilogy that he is working on at Lucasfilm is still in the planning stages.
Johnson disclosed the status of the project to Empire in an interview, saying that it is “still in the works,” but that it is “currently on the back burner.” He stated, “I’ve stayed close to Kathleen [Kennedy], and we get together with each other frequently and chat about it.” “At this point, the only question that remains is the timetable for when it will be possible. If I couldn’t play in that sandbox again at some time in the future, it would absolutely break my heart to think that I had reached the end of my journey.” Johnson has previously directed the eighth installment of The Skywalker Saga, titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was released in 2017.
In November 2017, well in advance of The Last Jedi’s debut in theaters, Johnson revealed his plans to write a Star Wars trilogy. Despite periodic updates from the director, the project is still in the early stages of development. This is because Johnson is “unbelievably busy with Knives Out and the deal that he made at Netflix for multiple movies,” as Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy explained. Despite these updates, the project is still in the early stages of development. It is not known what Johnson’s trilogy will be about just yet, but it is anticipated that it will have nothing to do with The Skywalker Saga.
Multiple Star Wars Films Are Currently in the Works
Lucasfilm is now working on the production of three further Star Wars movies, with Taika Waititi’s independent project apparently being the one that is the furthest along. In June of 2022, the writer-director provided an update on his upcoming Star Wars movie, indicating that he was still working on the screenplay for the movie. In addition to this, he disclosed that his film will bring brand-new characters and worlds into the Star Wars universe. Additionally, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is working on a separate movie, and the screenplay for that movie is being written by Loki creator Michael Waldron. Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, which will “introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride,” is still expected to release, despite the fact that it was removed from the release calendar and “pushed off to the side for the moment,” according to Kennedy’s statements. The film will “introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives
Skeleton Crew and The Acolyte are two of the new shows that will be joining The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, and Ahsoka on Disney+ in the near future. In addition, the firm is in the process of extending its television slate. Jude Law appears in Skeleton Crew, which is described as a “galactic version of iconic Amblin coming-of-age adventure flicks of the 1980s.” The film takes set after the events of Return of the Jedi, which was released in 1983. Amandla Stenberg has only recently joined the cast of the television series The Acolyte, which will take place during the final days of the High Republic. Stenberg will play the lead role in the series. In addition, Lucasfilm is working on a number of animated shows, such as the follow-up seasons of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and Star Wars: Visions, in addition to the anthology series Tales of the Jedi.