Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy Is BACK ON

"I'm just going to post this now because I can see that I'm going to get a lot of requests - Yes, Rian's SW trilogy is still on," she tweeted. "No dates or timelines because he has other projects going on, but it is happening. THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT."

The news comes over a year since Johnson gave us all an update on where things stand with the movies, the director saying in January 2020: "I'm still talking to Lucasfilm but they haven't announced anything on their slate yet."

The year before, Johnson rubbished reports that his trilogy had been axed, saying: "I'm still working on the trilogy. With all due respect to the movie bros, who I'm sure are lovely kind bros with good fraternal intentions."

I know there is a lot of mixed feelings on Rian Johnson and TLJ in general, but let me tell you my general theory about the sequel trilogy for those of you that don't know. The prequel trilogy and the sequel trilogy had inverse problems. The prequel trilogy had good cohesion but bad individual execution. The Sequel trilogy had solid individual execution but ZERO cohesion. I hold that TLJ is an ok movie on the individual scale that features great character development, the best lightsaber fight of the trilogy and one of the coolest shots I've seen in a Star Wars movie during the hyperdrive kamikaze. It also has some misguided moments, like the Leia space scene and the Rose-Fin subplot. 

The problem was that it wasn't cohesively connected to TFA, and TRS wasn't connected to either of them. That falls more on the shoulders of Lucasfilm. Regardless of what you think of TLJ, Rian Johnson is a great director. Look at 'Brick', 'Looper', and the more recent 'Knives Out'. The guy can bang! He also directed the 'Ozymandias', arguably the best episode of 'Breaking Bad'. 

So for those of you that may or may not be pissing your pants over this news, i recommend optimism. Rian is a good director, and I think Lucasfilm is really starting to realize that the less studio influence and red tape involved, the better. It's hurt the main movies (including Solo: A Star Wars Story), and the lack of interference has helped projects like the Clone Wars series and Mando. If Rian is able to do his own thing and plan out a full, 3 movie arc, this could be an incredible return to form for the movies. Plus, at this point, there is really no such thing as over-saturating the Star Wars market. There's gonna be like, 15 new projects per year, so just tune out of what you don't like.