Rian Johnson Talks Briefly About His Freedom to Create His New Trilogy

In an interview conducted with Observer in which he speaks about his new upcoming film Knives Out (catch the trailer right here), director Rian Johnson touched briefly on the subject of the creative freedom he has in regards to crafting his new Star Wars trilogy.

“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,” he said. “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.”

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Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.