Filmmaker Rian Johnson who directed 2017’s The Last Jedi was widely panned by fans despite being well-received by critics. In order to continue the successful franchise, the director now plans to create another film. He recently released Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which did extremely well in its limited theatrical run before making its digital Netflix debut. He has stated his intention to produce another Star Wars film.
Johnson said in an interview, “It wouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone, I think. But I would be sad. I love the world. I love the people. I love ‘Star Wars’ fans. I love the passion of how they engage in it, there’s nothing like telling a story in this world and then experiencing people truly connecting to it and letting you know that. It’s extraordinary. So I’m hoping I get to do it again, but nothing is the end of the world until the end of the world actually happens, which, what day of the week is it?”
He was then hired to make an original trilogy of his own following the release of The Last Jedi, something he is still eager to achieve. He still has a burning passion for Star Wars and is eager to complete the project he began. Fortunately for Johnson, the exploits of Benoit Blanc, the quirky Southern investigator, and Daniel Craig, his new inspiration, with whom he collaborated on the sale of the franchise to Netflix, keep him very busy. Johnson is eager to bring the movie back to his own country after a trip to sunny southern Greece, so work is about to start on a third edition of the intrepid investigator’s most recent exploits.
In an interview with Insider, the director discussed the ideas for the third instalment of the Knives Out series and added, “I want it to be in America. There’s a lot of tempting things of going to Paris or the Alps – but I feel it’s really important that these are American movies. Even with Glass Onion, it’s set overseas but it’s a group of Americans who are trapped on an island together, so bringing it back to somewhere a little closer to home I think could be a good thing for the next one.”