This would be very sad if it does turn out to be true, but it’s looking more and more likely that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy might not end up seeing the light of day.
Yesterday, we were greeted to the news that Lucasfilm and David Benioff and B.D. Weiss have parted ways and the Game of Thrones creators will not be making their planned Star Wars trilogy after all.
This was, in my opinion, great news because I’ve been very suspicious of those two ever since their HBO series took over the books and they had to start coming up with plot on their own.
The last few seasons of Game of Thrones were poor – it has to be said – and they’ve not really endeared themselves to fans since the release of the final season, which was a proper trainwreck.
Anyway, they’re now gone, and I was hoping it would pave the way for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy, but it looks like – at least according to We Got This Covered – that Lucasfilm might also be about to cancel his upcoming project.
Johnson’s claimed that he’s still working on the Star Wars trilogy and as far as he’s aware, things are still moving forward with it.
Sounds like Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy might be DOA
However, sources have informed We Got This Covered (remember, they don’t always have the best track record with these things), that Kathleen Kennedy may pull the plug on his Star Wars trilogy.
It sounds like they might be more keen to just go along with Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film, whatever that may be.
There have been rumours that he’s developing a Star Wars movie based on the popular video games, The Knight of the Old Republic, which would be pretty darn cool.
However, there have also been rumours that Feige is looking to cast Brie Larson as Ahsoka Tano, which goes against the previous rumours since she had nothing to do with those games. She wasn’t even close to being born when the Knights of the Old Republic games were set.
So, what does this all mean then? Well, we still don’t really know, and until we hear anything concrete from the studio itself, then all we can do is assume that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy is still happening.
I really truly hope it is because I think Johnson is a tremendous filmmaker and writer.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit UK cinemas on December 19th, 2019.
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