As Rian Johnson makes plans for a new Star Wars trilogy and launch the 8th saga episode The Last Jedi, fans are wondering when and where this new trilogy will be set.
Speaking with IGN, Johnson made it clear that at this early stage in the process, there’s plenty of scope.
“Right now there’s all the freedom in the world. That’s the whole thing that’s exciting to me is let’s go some new places, let’s meet some new folks, let’s see what else is out there. Let’s have one story told over three films in this galaxy with no limitations. It’s pretty exciting.”
With the production of The Last Jedi not only being satisfying creatively but on a more personal basis, it appears that it was Johnson himself who pitched the new trilogy idea to Lucasfilm.
“We all just had a really good time working together. I know for us, that was a big part of it. We were getting to the end of it and Kathy Kennedy and Bob Iger and Alan Horn, Alan Berkman, all the folks at Disney, we were just sad that this was coming to an end. We were like, ‘How do we figure out some way to keep working together?’ That’s when I pitched the idea of a new trilogy with a new story. That seemed really exciting for me.”
While were not likely to know much about the new trilogy while we have The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story in our immediate future, don’t be surprised it details start leaking out at the back end of the summer.