Cosmic Conflict: So About Those Rian Johnson 'Star Wars' Trilogy Rumors

Perhaps you've seen some chatter in the Twitterverse or Redditsphere over the past two days regarding whether or not Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy is happening. This of course is a trilogy independant of the main saga (of which Johnson masterfully-directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and would reportedly be a whole new set of persons in the Cosmic Conflict films.

Cosmic Conflict: So About Those Rian Johnson 'Star Wars' Trilogy Rumors
Filmmaker Rian Johnson at the 2018 Saturn Awards
Photo by Mary Anne Butler

It seems that unnamed "sources" have been assuring multiple outlets that the Johnson trilogy isn't happening, despite pretty trustworthy sources saying it is.

Namely, Johnson himself:

There is also the additional trilogy coming from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, which will also NOT be about the Skywalkers of the first three sagas.

Of course, Johnson is currently working on finishing pretty epic sounding film Knives Out, with one of the most impressive casts assembled in recent years. Understandably, that'll come first before a return to the galaxy far, far away.

The next Star Wars film we'll be getting is the still untitled Star Wars: Episode IX, which will be directed by JJ Abrams.


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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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