Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy is apparently canceled.
YouTuber and film critic John Campea received word that the three upcoming Star Wars films announced by Disney as the ones by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
He got the information from an individual "who was in the position of knowledge about the situation," who also claimed that Johnson's trilogy is "basically done." A separate source he reached out to also confirmed that 2022, 2024, and 2026 Star Wars films are indeed the Benioff and Weiss trilogy.
This isn't the first time talks about the cancellation of Johnson's Star Wars trilogy came about. A few months back, the same rumor was floating around and it was easy to believe considering the state of the franchise after the release of The Last Jedi.
However, Johnson himself has come out on several occasions to confirm that his Star Wars movies are still happening. More recently, he said that he will start working on the projects after his latest film, Knives Out.
The Last Jedi was such a divisive movie. Fans who hated the film believe that giving Johnson another trilogy is not going to do Disney any favors. Others think that he might do better considering he has control over the overarching story. Part of the reason the film didn't work is that it didn't seem to handle the setups of The Force Awakens well.
It is also telling how Disney CEO Bob Iger namedropped Benioff and Weiss by name when talking about new Star Wars films a few months back, but made no mention of Johnson.
For now, it is best to take this report with a pinch of salt. The focus is currently on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the closing film of the sequel trilogy that will mark the end of the Skywalker saga.