Rian Johnson Explains How He’s Making a New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson has explained to IGN how he’s approaching his new Star Wars trilogy, seemingly the first mainline Star Wars movies outside of ‘The Skywalker Saga’.

“We’re just at the very beginning of figuring out what this new thing is going to be,” he explained in an interview with IGN, “but part of the excitement of it is really trying to hone in on ‘what is Star Wars?’ What was Star Wars for me the very first time I saw it when I was a little kid? What are the combination of elements that just made me want to jump into the screen, and made me want to go home and instantly start telling my own stories?”

Core to that idea for Johnson seems to be trying to imagine how a film can feel like Star Wars without the series’ most recognisable elements:

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