The Star Wars Trilogy of Rian Johnson has been postponed for Lucasfilm

The Star Wars Trilogy of Rian Johnson has been postponed for Lucasfilm ...

A time when Lucasfilm was so pleased with director Rian Johnson''s work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they announced that Johnson would lead a new trilogy of films, ending him with vast control over the franchises future. In the same time, the Johnson trilogy was quietly put on the back burner, which is apparently where it''s staying. In a new Vanity Fair spread, who highlights the future of Star Wars both on the big screen and on streamingLucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the now-customary comment.

She said that the director has been incredibly busy with his Knives Out films which, according to her words, would likely keep Johnson occupied for the next few years. Crucially, though, Kennedy said that they are avoidably using the word trilogy not just for Johnsons films, but for Star Wars films in general. In her own words:

Rian has been so occult with Knives Out and the deal he made on Netflix for several movies... I hesitate to use the term trilogies anymore because Star Wars is a form of persistent storytelling.

Lucasfilm is going to deviate from the original intentions of Marvel and focus on director-driven standalone movies. One of them is reportedly produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, but Kennedy said there is no update on that front.

Taika Waititis, the director of New Zealand, is expected to star the first out of the gate, followed by the (now even more) delayed Rogue Squadron, directed by Patty Jenkins. While Waititi''s schedule will probably be clear after releasing Thor: Love and Thunder and Next Goal Wins, Jenkins has the third Wonder Woman movie and a Cleopatra biopic in the works.

Johnson, according to Kennedy, is still working on his Knives Out movies. The first film surpassed expectations and made over $300 million worldwide, including by providing star Daniel Craig with a neat little post-James Bond franchise. The second and third films will debut on Netflix, after the streamer agreed to pay a valuation of a little less than $500 million. At one point, he was even expected to be charting the next decade of Star Wars storytelling with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B.

During the two weeks, the franchise appears to be pivoting to streaming. Fans will have enough to keep the franchise running while Lucasfilm strives to revamp the franchise for the big screen. Stay tuned to Collider for more updates.

Sign up for Collider''s newsletter for free updates, features, streaming recommendations, and more.