In 2017, many expected Rian Johnson to put a big spin on the new trilogy of starwars. His vision and storytelling ability had fans of the franchise highly anticipated. Lucasfilm and Disney were so confident that they gave him the opportunity to make a new trilogy. But then it came Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the most divisive film in the franchise, and everything changed.
Many fans of the saga felt betrayed by the way their favorite characters and plotlines were portrayed in the eighth installment of the saga. And from there, starwars it was never the same again. Few projects have been well received since then. And the trilogy that he was going to direct? Until now, its realization remains a mystery.
Fortunately, Johnson received critical acclaim with Between knives and secrets. Their thriller original also became a box office success, so much so that Netflix bought the rights to make a franchise based on that story. During the promotion of Glass Onions, the sequel to that film, Johnson answered why it has taken so long to make his galactic trilogy. Here his words for Variety:
“I’ve talked to Kathy (Kathleen Kennedy) about it and we’re still doing it. I had a great experience doing the last jedi. It is entirely a matter of schedules and organization. For me, it’s about getting Glass Onions go ahead and do the next one of these…so the answer is: I don’t know.”
When asked if one day we will see on the big screen the ideas he had raised, his answer was: “Oh, God, I hope, I really want to do them.”
The truth is starwars He is not going through his best days. In 2019, the rise of skywalker it closed the franchise in a quite controversial way, with many fans considering it the worst film in the saga. and although The Mandalorian has been a critical and audience success, the series in the franchise have also experienced serious problems. It was recently revealed that Andor, starring Diego Luna, is the series live action with the least audience in the entire universe StarWars.
Did you like the vision that Rian Johnson sought to introduce in the most recent trilogy of starwars? What do you think the director needs to be well received by the fans?