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Rumoured details on Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson’s future Star Wars movies

June 20th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Aw man… I was really starting to have my faith in Star Wars restored and then I heard this.

So, look, I know the fandom is divided over this, but I rest in the camp that The Last Jedi was not just a bad Star Wars movie, but a bad movie, period. And The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t much better.

But with The Mandalorian, Clone Wars and Fallen Jedi Order anf the news of an Ahsoka Tano series and the upcoming Obi-Wan series, it really seemed like all hope wasn’t lost… just like when Star Wars debuted in 1977.

But, according to this rumour, Lucasfilm is still set to make Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson’s standalone trilogy of movies.

However, the next planned movie – set for December 2022 – will not be Johnson’s but rather will be Taika Waititi’s entry in the franchise with with Johnson’s trilogy kicking off around December 2024.

“From my source at Lucasfilm, the Rian Johnson Star Wars films are still on track and will be released after the Taika Waititi Star Wars film.”


Personally, I have my doubts that Lucasfilm/Disney will be still pursuing Johnson’s trilogy – even if you’re a fan of The  Last Jedi, having someone so divisive given a further three movies (and not just one) seems like a bad idea.

Anyway, let me know all your thoughts, gang and remember, the Force will be with you… always.

Source: LRM

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….