A Star Wars Series Could be in Rian Johnson's Future

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Rian Johnson's brief tenure in the Star Wars franchise left the fandom as divided as ever but despite the fact that The Last Jedi had mixed reviews, it still delivered impressive box office numbers. This is why it doesn't come as a surprise how Lucasfilm is giving the director another chance to showcase his creative genius or to some, redeem himself from the "disastrous" aftermath of Episode VIII.

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In case you haven't heard yet, Johnson is actively negotiating with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy for his next project set in a galaxy far, far away. However, his upcoming trilogy is already experiencing major setbacks even before the production company could officially greenlight it.

While we still don't know what the future holds for Johnson, he's still quite enthusiastic about his next Star Wars venture. In fact, he's considering doing a show if his busy schedule will permit. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery director reasserted that his packed schedule is preventing him from giving his 100% commitment to his next Star Wars trilogy. However, he did express his interest in helming a series.

Johnson explains: "I would do a Star Wars anything. And if I had an idea that I was excited about, that worked better as a show than a movie, I’d do it that way. At the moment, we’re in between making the next Benoit Blanc movie and thinking about Poker Face."

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As it stands, we still don't have any confirmation as to when Rian will make his Star Wars comeback. Now, if he were to direct a series in the future, I'd like to see it be centered on a sequel trilogy character because at least he'd already be familiar with the material.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is streaming exclusively on Disney+.