‘The Mandalorian’: Rian Johnson Has Spoken With Dave Filoni About Directing The ‘Star Wars’ Series

It’s been a few years since Rian Johnson split Star Wars fans with The Last Jedi, and in that time we’ve heard that he was supposed to launching into an all-new trilogy at some point. But that seems increasingly unlikely, with little word on its progress and Johnson now busy with a pair of Knives Out sequels for Netflix. A return to a galaxy far far away could still be in order, but on The Mandalorian rather than the big screen.

USA Today’s Sariah Wilson spoke with Johnson, and he revealed to her that not only does he want to direct the hit Disney+ series, but has actually spoken to creator Dave Filoni about it…

If Johnson ever does return to Star Wars it will be a long ways off, and Lucasfilm could have the franchise in a completely different place by then.

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