5 Things That Would Ruin Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy
#5- Directorial Drama
According to StarWars.com, Rian Johnson will “create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.” What’s interesting about this, among other things, is that as of right now, Johnson is only slated to write and direct the first film. What about the other two, though?
The fact of the matter is, Lucasfilm has had more than its fair share of directorial shakeups over the past few years. In 2015, Josh Trank left a planned Boba Fett standalone movie, with sources reporting that he was fired due to his “unusual conduct” during the making of Fox’s Fantastic Four flop. During the filming of 2016’s Rogue One, Disney and Lucasfilm weren’t satisfied with the first cut that Gareth Edwards delivered so they brought in Tony Gilroy to oversee massive reshoots. This summer, Solo: A Star Wars Story directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were ousted due to creative differences, and most recently, planned Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow parted ways with Lucasfilm for the same reason.
From what it sounds like, Johnson will oversee the creative aspect of the new trilogy, essentially assuming the role that George Lucas played in the original trilogy. However, even with one person in charge of the overall vision of the trilogy, entrusting other directors to execute that vision isn’t always so cut and dry. Clearly, Lucasfilm has a lot of faith in Johnson, so let’s just hope that he puts his own trust in the right people (or that he writes/directs the other two films himself).