Star Wars fans have been eagerly waiting for news on Rian Johnson and Taika Waititi’s upcoming Star Wars movies. However, information about these highly anticipated films has been scarce. But now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has given an update on the progress of both movies.
Scheduling issues for Rian Johnson’s trilogy
Back in 2017, it was announced that Rian Johnson would be directing a new Star Wars trilogy, separate from the Skywalker saga. However, Kennedy revealed that Johnson’s busy schedule has caused delays in the project’s development.
Kennedy praised Johnson as a “creative force,” and she talked with him frequently. She said, “He just keeps getting more and more successful, and it keeps moving things back further and further. One day we’ll figure this out.”
Waititi’s slow writing process
In May 2020, it was announced that Taika Waititi, director of Jojo Rabbit and an episode of The Mandalorian, would also be directing a Star Wars feature film. Kennedy revealed that Waititi’s slow writing process has caused delays in the movie’s development.
Kennedy admitted that they still needed a third act for the film, but that Waititi was “working away” on it. She also praised Waititi’s work and said, “We just want them to be great.”
“Lando” and “Rogue Squadron” still in the works
In addition to Johnson’s and Waititi’s films, Kennedy also confirmed that the previously announced “Lando” series and “Rogue Squadron” movie were still in development.
While no specific details have been released about any of these projects, Star Wars fans can be assured that they are still in the works. Kennedy’s update may be brief, but it offers a glimmer of hope for those eagerly anticipating the next wave of Star Wars movies.
As always, the Star Wars franchise is shrouded in mystery, but with Kennedy at the helm, fans can trust that the future of the franchise is in good hands.
1. Who is Rian Johnson and what are his notable works?
* Rian Johnson is a director, writer, and producer known for his work on “Brick,” “Looper,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” among others.
2. Who is Taika Waititi and what are his notable works?
* Taika Waititi is a director, writer, actor, and comedian known for his work on “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” and “Jojo Rabbit,” among others.
3. What is the new “Star Wars” trilogy that Rian Johnson is working on?
* The new “Star Wars” trilogy that Rian Johnson is working on is set to be separate from the Skywalker-centric story, and no details about the story or content have been revealed yet.
4. What is the new “Star Wars” feature film that Taika Waititi is working on?
* The new “Star Wars” feature film that Taika Waititi is working on has no details about the subject matter revealed yet, but it will be co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
5. Who is Kathleen Kennedy and what is her role in Lucasfilm?
* Kathleen Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm, a film and television production company that is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. She oversees the development and production of all “Star Wars” films and television series.