Published: Thu, September 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Star Wars: Rian Johnson to direct Episode IX?

Star Wars: Rian Johnson to direct Episode IX?

It's the second in a series of recent Star Wars re-shuffles, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller having suddenly dropped out of the Han Solo spin-off, again citing creative differences. "We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon", it further read.

He was officially announced as the director of Episode IX in August of 2015 and has also been co-writing the script.

Yesterday, news broke that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow is no longer at the helm of Episode IX, the last installment of the new trilogy of films that grew out of Lucasfilm's Disney era.

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Among the many new locales Rian Johnson has introduced in The Last Jedi, the most eye-catching is undoubtedly the casino city of Canto Bight. The latest issue of Empire Magazine shares this immersive image of Canto Bight as well as Johnson's experience on working with Disney and Lucasfilm. We will do this by channeling something (Star Wars creator) George Lucas instilled in all of us: "boundless creativity, pure invention and hope". They were replaced by Hollywood veteran Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director of "A Beautiful Mind". This isn't the first time Lucasfilm has parted ways with filmmakers (Josh Trank was removed from an unnamed Star Wars Story in the summer of 2015, while Gareth Edwards was sidelined during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). The eighth chapter, The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, is scheduled for release by Disney on Dec 15.

Have the firings, rewrites and reshoots been the result of bad instincts by studio or did the directors chafe under the studio's seemingly tight control over the creative process?

Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in a Vanity Fair interview in May that the film was being reworked by her, Trevorrow and the Lucasfilm team. "The fact that both of them at some point said, 'O.K., even if this isn't what I was expecting, I'm going to trust you, ' - that was really touching". Let's throw some names on the wall as possible directors for Episode IX and see if any of them stick. It's weird, it guarantees most of the Han Solo movie is hot wacky garbage and it makes those of us on planet nerd scream IT'S A STAR WARS MOVIE, HOW HARD IS THIS, and by "scream" I mean "cleverly tweet" because that's the only way we can work out emotions. Who better to tell the final chapter of Rey's journey from scanvenger to, presumably, Jedi than the director of "Wonder Woman?".

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