Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Movies Will Go ‘Beyond the Legacy Characters’

Director Rian Johnson may still be putting the finishing touches on his upcoming film Knives Out, but that’s not stopping him from teasing his upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies. Johnson confirmed his new trilogy will move “beyond the legacy characters” and focus on finding a new direction for the Star Wars franchise.

Johnson hinted at his plans for these movies in an interview with Observer.

“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,” Johnson 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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