Rian Johnson Looking to Capture The Spirit of Star Wars in His New Trilogy

Rian Johnson. Photo by Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock (9263662c)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson recently shared some information about a new trilogy set in the Star Wars universe that he is developing for Disney. Although Johnson didn’t reveal any plot details and whether we will see some of the familiar characters from the franchise, he said that he is looking to capture the spirit of Star Wars in his trilogy.

“I’m looking at everything right now,” Johnson said during his interview with Digital Spy. “I’m honestly just in this very nice ‘OK, what is this thing going to be?’ phase. Really, the only goal I have is to think about how Star Wars made me feel as a kid. And that’s it. I’m trying to capture: what is that, if it’s not iconography that we recognize, necessarily, from the original trilogy? What captures that spirit? What can be that for a kid who’s never heard of Star Wars? It’s getting back to the very fundamental questions of what makes this what it is.”

The 44-year-old director previously revealed that he has already started working on the project, and wants to create the entire story of the trilogy before starting with the first installment.

“I’m gonna come up with the whole thing, the idea is to come up with one big story, but I know I’m gonna write and direct at least the first one,” he said during a recent interview with Collider.

Besides the Rian Johnson’s trilogy, Disney attached Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to also create a trilogy of movies.