03 Apr 2018 6:52 PM +00:00 UTC

Rian Johnson On The “Big Questions” That He’s Using To Build The New Star Wars Trilogy

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi's completed its home release, it looks like writer-director Rian Johnson can finally focus on the new Star Wars trilogy that he's been tasked to build for Lucasfilm.

Though the filmmaker admits that he's still at the early stages of developing his new set of Star Wars movies, he did give L.A. Times a few details about what kind of trilogy he wants to create. Not only does Johnson want to explore stories outside of the Skywalker saga, he wants to make sure that the stories he makes are both "vital" and "new" to the franchise.

"It's fun because it's kind of thinking, 'Okay, outside of the Skywalker story and outside of the recognizable iconography, what is this? What is Star Wars?' Or what do we need to retain from that, to pull forward for it to still be Star Wars — and what can we leave behind?" Johnson told the publication. "They're all the big questions that need to be thought of. And even the ones that we don't know the answers to are things we need to figure out if Star Wars is going to be vital and alive moving forward and not just be a waxworks. We're going to have to figure out how to tell vital new stories."

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Johnson's certainly trying his best to keep the franchise fresh. While some might worry that the director might turn Star Wars into something they no longer recognize, it's easy to see that Johnson's also moving carefully, asking important questions that will help keep the new trilogy grounded. We've just got to have a bit of trust and wait to see what Johnson has in store for everyone.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD.

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