While Lucasfilm has been garnering a bit of a reputation lately for rewarding Star Wars directors with their pink slips for their efforts, that hasn’t been the case with Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson.
Earlier this month it was announced that Johnson has been handed the keys to his very own Star Wars trilogy, separate from the main Skywalker saga, and while he’s only just in the very earliest stages of planning, the filmmaker has been chatting to IGN about the freedom Lucasfilm is affording him.
“Right now there’s all the freedom in the world,” said Johnson. “That’s the whole thing that’s exciting to me is let’s go some new places, let’s meet some new folks, let’s see what else is out there. Let’s have one story told over three films in this galaxy with no limitations. It’s pretty exciting.”
As yet, there’s absolutely no indication as to what Johnson is planning for his trilogy, although there seems to be a lot of support for him to explore the Old Republic era. Let us know what you’re hoping to see in the comments below…
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar Plutt), and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, and Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park).