Rian Johnson Thought ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Was a ‘Special Experience’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Director Rian Johnson at the world premiere of

Rian Johnson’s journey as a director and filmmaker has been fairly eventful. Notably, he directed The Last Jedi, the eighth movie within the Star Wars franchise, which obtained loads of backlash from completely different pockets of followers. Despite that, he went on to make an Oscar-nominated movie, Knives Out. With his advanced relationship with the franchise, how did he really feel about The Rise of Skywalker? He truly appreciated it rather a lot. 

Director Rian Johnson at the world premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017.
Director Rian Johnson on the world premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 | Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney

Rian Johnson shared his ideas on the most recent ‘Star Wars’ film

While on the purple carpet for the Oscars, MTV News’ Josh Horowitz caught up with Johnson and requested about his “totally impartial” ideas concerning Episode IX. “I had a blast, man. Made me so proud seeing the center and soul that J.J. [Abrams] put into it,” Johnson answered. 

He then went on to speak about how nice it was to see actors he labored with tackle their roles on this conclusion. “And seeing my friends who were in the movie just, like, bring the whole thing to a conclusion,” he mentioned. “Yeah, for me as a Star Wars fan, it was a really special experience.”

The Rise of Skywalker is without doubt one of the lowest-rated Star Wars movies ever, however followers have a extra favorable response to it. Johnson simply so occurs to be a type of followers. 

Johnson’s ‘Star Wars’ trilogy might nonetheless occur

But don’t anticipate Johnson to go away the Star Wars universe any time quickly, both. Despite his success with Knives Out and authentic tales, he’s nonetheless slated to steer just a few Star Wars films. “I’m still talking to Lucasfilm but they haven’t announced anything on their slate yet,” Johnson informed Variety on Jan. 13. 

With that, it’s nonetheless too early to consider what the movie might concentrate on, however Johnson is a lifelong fan of the franchise, so a singular take is what may be anticipated from him. And although he obtained loads of destructive suggestions from The Last Jedi, it was one thing he anticipated. “People care deeply about Star Wars, and each single individual has a barely completely different model of what they suppose Star Wars is,” Johnson mentioned on a panel in November with Wired. “And so much of the fun of it is arguing about it.”

What is Johnson’s plan for a ‘Knives Out’ sequel?

And for followers of his most up-to-date work, Knives Out, Johnson already has the wheels turning concerning the sequel. “It’s going to be Daniel (Craig) playing Benoit Blanc, the detective. Other than that, all bets are off. It’s a totally new cast,” Johnson informed Variety on the Oscars on Feb. 9.

As for who the brand new solid might include, Johnson is open to so many massive actors. “I want everybody! Just point,” Johnson mentioned on the Academy Awards. “Throw a rock on this red carpet and you’ll hit someone that I want in the movie.” With the success of the primary movie, it most likely gained’t be laborious to search out one other all-star solid.

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