Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is currently busy with the Knives Out franchise, but according to IGN his heart is still set on eventually returning to Star Wars to work on his previously-announced trilogy. But despite years passing since he’s been involved with Star Wars, while speaking to Empire, Johnson said he’d be heartbroken if his time working in the Star Wars universe was done.
“I’ve stayed close to [Lucasfilm’s] Kathleen [Kennedy] and we get together often and talk about it,” Johnson said. “It’s just at this point a matter of schedule and when it can happen. It would break my heart if I were finished, if I couldn’t get back in that sandbox at some point.”
Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy was first announced back in November 2017, a month before his Star Wars directorial debut, The Last Jedi, came to theaters. At the time, the trilogy was set to “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”
Don’t worry Rian, Disney’s media shills insist it’s still happening.
Earlier this year, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the trilogy was on hold, citing Johnson’s Knives Out deal with Netflix.
Do you have any faith that a new Johnson Star Wars trilogy is still coming?