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14 hours ago, Dirty Harry Potter said:

Rian Johnson is just trolling. Disney is not going to be let him anywhere near SW again.

 

 

You’re half right. It appears that he is making a new trilogy that doesn’t include any existing characters from the Skywalker films.

 

You can either read that as Disney having a lot of trust in him creating a new branch of Star Wars without nostalgia to boost him or you can read as Disney being contractually obliged to get him to at least write some scripts while not trusting him with any established characters or lore.

 

I can’t seem to find any evidence yet of him trolling.

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5 hours ago, Unofficial Who said:

You can either read that as Disney having a lot of trust in him creating a new branch of Star Wars without nostalgia to boost him or you can read as Disney being contractually obliged to get him to at least write some scripts while not trusting him with any established characters or lore.

In that case the end result could easily be the most interesting thing to come out of the Star Wars concept since the original movies. What's holding this franchise back is its constant fear of distancing itself from the tired old Skywalker soap opera.

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On 18/08/2019 at 00:05, Nick R said:

Also an update on the other Star Wars trilogy by Dungeons & Dragons (sorry, but that's how I read it every time they're referred to as "D&D"). It's being reported that their deal has been altered; pray no-one alters it any further:

 

http://collider.com/star-wars-new-trilogy-update/

 

 

 

I know it's petty, but if the result of them rushing the end of GoT in order to make Star Wars stuff for Disney is that Disney now want them to have less involvement in Star Wars, then...

 

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On 18/08/2019 at 00:05, Nick R said:

Rian Johnson has made some very vague comments that seem to suggest he's still working on Star Wars things. Unfortunately there's not much to go on because the article only quotes his response; it might have been useful to include the interviewer's question for context, to see whether they specifically mentioned a trilogy of films:

 

https://observer.com/2019/08/star-wars-rian-johnson-trilogy-knives-out-tiff/

 

It's pretty much stated that was what the response was about:

 

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So for Rian Johnson to boast one of the Toronto International Film Festival’s most anticipated premieres with the murder mystery Knives Out, while also working on a discreet new series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm, you know he must possess that “it” factor Hollywood craves. While speaking to Observer ahead of Knives Out‘s debut next month (when we’ll have additional coverage of the film and more from Johnson), he discussed the freedom both projects afford him as a storyteller.

 

Following his work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Johnson will now create an entirely new story that is disconnected from the main Skywalker saga.

 

 

All the haters must be loving the crow pie, as if there was ever any real doubt that Kathleen Kennedy would let her golden boy get kicked to the curb, much in the same way the internet gossip mongers were spreading FUD about her position at the company, she'll leave when she feels like she's had enough and not before.

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3 hours ago, mushashi said:

It's pretty much stated that was what the response was about:

 

Agreed that's what the article suggests, but it's possible that could just be an assumption by the person who wrote the article. I'm not sure if the author and editor were being completely attentive to their choice of words, since they wrote "discreet" (which they could be using to refer to the type of secrecy that surrounds blockbusters, but I doubt it) where I think they meant "discrete" (as in, separate from the Episode-numbered Skywalker saga)!

 

That's why I wondered if the questioner had specifically asked about the previously-announced trilogy, or had just said something vague like "the new Star Wars project you're working on".

 

To use an absurd example, for all we know the questioner could have said "So, Rian, your Star Wars project has been downgraded from a theatrical trilogy to a short film on Disney+. What's fun and challenging about that?" and we wouldn't be able to tell from his answer! ;)

 

 

Anyway that's why when I linked to the article I said "he's still working on Star Wars things" not "he's still working on a Star Wars trilogy".

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14 hours ago, Nick R said:

 

"Rian...Star Wars project has been downgraded from a theatrical trilogy to a short film on Disney+. What's fun ... about that?"

 

Selectively quoted as the basis of my new youtube vid "Rian cancelled! Again!" (Pulls weird face, plants random arrows on splash screen.)

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At least The Last Jedi is useful as a shibboleth on who is a true Star Wars fan or not.

 

"Nice to meet a fellow Star Wars fan!"

 

"Hang on, did you like The Last Jedi?"

 

"Yeah, I thought it was a brave depar..."

 

"Get out."

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