Left Menu
Development News Edition

Rian Johnson wants to move beyond 'legacy characters' with new 'Star Wars' trilogy

PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 17-08-2019 12:51 IST | Created: 17-08-2019 12:51 IST
Rian Johnson wants to move beyond 'legacy characters' with new 'Star Wars' trilogy

Filmmaker Rian Johnson has teased that his new "Star Wars" trilogy will explore the stories of new characters in the galaxy far, far away. The 45-year-old director, who directed the franchise's 2017 blockbuster "The Last Jedi", will be making a whole new trilogy for the Lucasfilm after the current series wraps post this year's "The Rise of Skywalker".

His trilogy will be separate from the one being developed by "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D B Weiss. In an interview with Observer, Johnson said he plans to go beyond the "legacy characters", an apparent reference to the Skywalker saga which has dominated the franchise since the first film.

"I think that the fun and challenging part of it is to dive in, figure out what's exciting and then figure out what it’s going to be. We’re doing something that steps beyond the legacy characters. What does that look like? To me, the blue sky element of it is what was most striking about it. "I know the way that I’m coming at it, and what’s fun about it for everyone in George Lucas' films, is figuring out, 'What’s the next step?’ It really makes you think and figure out what the essence of 'Star Wars' is for me and what that will look like moving forward," the director said.

Disney, which owns Lucasfilm, has not yet officially announced Johnson's trilogy, but producer Kathleen Kennedy had recently hinted that the studio has planned "Star Wars" films for the next decade. Johnson's next directorial is "Knives Out", which features an ensemble cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield and Katherine Langford.

The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.



Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...


Latest News

Kentucky legislator urges police to drop charges against her and fellow Breonna Taylor protesters

A Kentucky legislator who was arrested during demonstrations over the Breonna Taylor case accused Louisville police of detaining her and about 20 allies on false pretenses on Sunday and called for charges to be dropped. State Representative...

Reuters People News Summary

Following is a summary of current people news briefs.Van Morrison takes fans back to magic time in coronavirus-shrouded LondonVeteran singer Van Morrison blew away the coronavirus blues in London on Friday night with a performance of stirri...

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Tenet Crosses 280 Million Worldwide, Leads Mild U.S. Box Office With 3.4 MillionChristopher Nolans Tenet has topped 280 million worldwide, dominating a mild U.S. box office with 3...

Reuters Health News Summary

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. U.S. health agency reports 853 new COVID-19 deaths, taking total to 204,033The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC on Sunday reported 7,059,087 total COVID-19 cases, an i...

Give Feedback