Full disclaimer: I’m someone who really enjoys The Last Jedi. While I totally and completely understand its faults and the complaints lodged against those faults, Rian Johnson’s entry into the Star Wars universe remains, by far, the best of the sequel trilogy, and is likely the best Star Wars film released in my lifetime not named Rogue One. There, I said it.
So, obviously, with all that said, I’m very much on-board with this long-planned, thought-dead Johnson trilogy, which is reportedly still happening, according to author Sariah Wilson.
“Yes, Rian’s Star Wars trilogy is still on,” Wilson revealed in a tweet. “No dates or timelines because he has other projects going on, but it is happening. THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT.”
I'm just going to post this now because I can see that I'm going to get a lot of requests –
Yes, Rian's SW trilogy is still on. No dates or timelines because he has other projects going on, but it is happening.
THAT IS ALL I KNOW ABOUT IT. 😁😁😁
— Sariah Wilson (@sariahwilson) February 16, 2021
Back in December, when Disney failed to mention Johnson’s trilogy as they announced bevy of new projects, most fans had just assumed that Disney had pivoted away from the project, particularly following the divisive reaction to both The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. But with the massive success of the incredible Knives Out and the general immense talent of Johnson, perhaps Disney is instead just allowing temperatures to cool before they officially announce what Johnson is working out.
In addition to Johnson’s trilogy, Disney also has a bevy of other Star Wars projects in the works, including Rogue Squadron from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins — which will be the next Star Wars film to be released when it hits theaters during December 2023 — and an untitled film from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.
Feature films aren’t the only Star Wars projects in the works, as the Mouse House is also developing a hoard of content for Disney+. The Book of Boba Fett and season three of The Mandalorian are set to drop in December 2021/Early 2022 respectively, while series such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, The Acolyte, and Lando will follow in the coming years.