Star Wars: The Ultimate Jedi director Rian Johnson does not know why the Star Wars franchise keeps letting go of his directors.
A revolving door of directors has been one of the stating characteristics of Star Wars while beneath the Disney umbrella, beginning when, after Gareth Edwards directed most of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tony Gilroy was acquired on for re-shoots.
Followed, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have pulled off Solo: A Star Wars Story during production and replaced with Ron Howard. Makers of the film like Josh Trank and Colin Trevorrow were taken off projects before they even had the opportunity to start, and recently, Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took a step away from a planned trilogy.
This frequent confusion behind the scenes has led to enthusiasts becoming wary of the firm, especially now as it holds up its Skywalker Saga with this December’s The Rise of Skywalker.
Prior this week, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy supplied her thoughts on why this prolongs to be happening, and she necessarily chalked it up to Star Wars movies being problematic to develop, mainly when someone has not dealt with a film of its spectrum before.
The director of The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams, prior directed 2015’s The Force Awakens and is occupying the spot vacated by Trevorrow.
Rian Johnson has been again working on a new Star Wars trilogy to acquire the void left by the Skywalker Saga, but as per him, things are still in the decisive stages with Lucasfilm.
While promoting his new film Knives Out with Variety, Rian Johnson supplied his take on Star Wars’ issues with directors.
He said: “I cannot speak to the practice that anyone else has had. I would caution that other people’s sets are like other people’s marriages. You think you know what’s going on with them, but the only true thing is that you’re wrong.”