Rian Johnson is going to move forward with his Star Wars trilogy. For those that have seen The Last Jedi, they are not looking forward to what Rian Johnson has in store. However, he does intend to keep the spirit of the classic franchise. One good thing about his upcoming trilogy is that it is not going to feature any familiar major characters. This means that he is not going to mess up anymore characterizations. One thing that is worth considering is that just because he did not handle the characters in a way that satisfied people in The Last Jedi does not mean that he is not going to come up with any good characters.
One thing that Rian Johnson is getting right is that the Star Wars universe expands far beyond the Skywalker line. There are tons of interesting potentials for stories. However, Rian Johnson has said that his goal is to capture how he felt as a kid watching the Star Wars movies for the first time. This could mean anything given that very little has been revealed about the project. One thing that can be certain is that Star Wars was not really a kid’s film when it was released.
Star Wars always had some dark themes and even gruesome imagery. The first Star Wars has shown charred bodies including bloody bones as well as dismembered limbs. As a matter of fact, Star Wars is known for having shots of limbs and other body parts being cut off. Even the PG rated movies were rather violent, but this was back when PG meant different. These days, PG is equivalent to a G rating. Also, PG rated movies had content that even PG-13 movies now shy away from.
As of right now, there is one movie left in the current trilogy, and J.J. Abrams is taking back the directors seat to hopefully fix up the mess that was made in The Last Jedi for the final installment in the trilogy.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theaters in less than a month, all the talk in the world of pop culture will soon be centering on the Skywalker family once again. Rian Johnson, acclaimed filmmaker in his own right, being the creative mind behind such indie masterpieces as his breakout film Brick, and cult hit Looper, is the director of the eighth installment in the legendary space opera franchise, and the powers in charge of the universe must be fans of his work, as Kathleen Kennedy, current president of Lucasfilm, has announced the director will be helming his own trilogy of Star Wars films after the completion of J.J. Abrams led Episode IX. With the Skywalker saga supposedly ending with the conclusion of this trilogy, however, many fans are left wondering just what Johnson’s Trilogy will bring to the Star Wars story.
Of course, it will still be a few years before Johnson’s trilogy is seen, or in production at all, and the company notorious for its secrets is keeping their premise deeply under wraps. However, initial reports seem to indicate that the films will take a step away from the Skywalker focused past trilogies, and of that of the stand alone prequel films, and will craft an entirely new hyperspace lane for the series. Recently at a press conference for The Last Jedi, Johnson told reporters it was that potential that made him so excited for this new trilogy in the first place.
Kennedy herself has echoed Rian’s excitement saying she believes the director will do amazing things with the blank slate he has been provided in this massive universe. This may be to quell some fans concerns that the latest in the saga’s offerings are little more than rehashing of previous stories, or endlessly linear driven tie-ins. Regardless, the series seems to be doing just fine with The Last Jedi predicted to be the year’s highest grossing release. It may be some time before we see Johnson’s new vision of the galaxy far, far away, but in the meantime, his latest Star Wars offering opens December 15th in theaters worldwide.