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Rian Johnson Says His Pitch for a New Star Wars Trilogy Was Green-Lit Without a Story

Rian Johnson Says His Pitch for a New Star Wars Trilogy Was Green-Lit Without a Story

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A quick visit to Rotten Tomatoes will show that the critics love Star Wars: The Last Jedi —and it appears that Lucasfilm and Disney do, as well. The teams behind Star Wars surprised us all last month when they announced that The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson would helm a brand-new standalone Star Wars trilogy. One would think that Johnson must have pitched an amazing story, but according to Johnson in an interview with /Film , he didn’t even need one.

When asked if there was anything he could talk about with the new trilogy, Johnson said: “There’s not much to talk about, honestly. I’m just at the beginning of the beginning of it.” And when asked if he needed to pitch a story to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Johnson responded:

No. It came about because we were getting to the end of making this and again, I knew I wasn’t […]

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