There was a time when Lucasfilm was so delighted with director Rian Johnson’s deal with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they revealed that Johnson would spearhead a brand-new trilogy of movies, enhancing him with remarkable control over the franchise’s future. It’s been 5 years considering that The Last Jedi launched to outstanding evaluations however divided fans right down the middle. Because time, Johnson’s trilogy was silently placed on the back-burner, which is obviously where its staying. In a brand-new Vanity Fair spread out highlighting the future of Star Wars—both on the cinema and on streaming—Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the now-customary remark about the status of Johnson’s trilogy.

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She stated that the director has actually been “unbelievably busy” with his Knives Out movies, which, her words indicated, will most likely keep Johnson inhabited for the next couple of years. Most importantly, however, Kennedy kept in mind that they’re preventing utilizing the word “trilogy” not simply for Johnson’s movies, however Star Wars movies in basic. In her own words:

“Rian has been unbelievably busy with Knives Out and the deal that he made at Netflix for multiple movies… I hesitate to use the word trilogies anymore because Star Wars is much more about persistent storytelling.”

What this recommends is that Lucasfilm is going to differ the Marvel-minded initial strategies, and concentrate on director-driven standalone movies. Among those is stated to be produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, however Kennedy stated that there’s no upgrade on that front.

New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s movie will most likely be the very first out of eviction, followed by the (now a lot more) postponed Rogue Squadron, directed by Wonder Lady’s Patty Jenkins. While Waititis schedule will most likely be clear after he launches Thor: Love and Thunder and Next Objective Wins, Jenkins has the 3rd Wonder Lady movie and a prepared Cleopatra biopic in the pipeline.

Johnson, as Kennedy kept in mind, is difficult at work on his Knives Out movies. The very first movie debuted to outstanding evaluations and made over $300 million around the world, in addition to offering star Daniel Craig with a cool little post-James Bond franchise. The 2nd and 3rd movies will debut on Netflix, after the banner struck an offer supposedly valued at a little less than $500 million. Johnson likewise functions as an executive manufacturer and the developer of the upcoming Peacock series Poker Face. At one point, he was even expected to be charting the next years of Star Wars storytelling with Video Game of Thrones developers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, however those 2 left their Star Wars handle 2019.

The franchise seems rotating to streaming on the other hand. With several shows in the works, fans will have enough to keep them inhabited while Lucasfilm tries to retool the franchise for the cinema. Stay tuned to Collider for more updates.