Rian Johnson apparently wants to direct an episode of The Mandalorian!

Rian Johnson apparently wants to direct an episode of The Mandalorian!

The Mandalorian has attracted incredible directing talent during its first two seasons, and it has proven to be an introduction to directing Star Wars for most of them. Outside of Dave Filoni, all of the directors have been newcomers to telling Star Wars stories at Lucasfilm when joining the show. But is it also possible [...]

Like Dave Filoni as a live-action director? Thank George Lucas, Kathy Kennedy, and Rian Johnson!

Like Dave Filoni as a live-action director? Thank George Lucas, Kathy Kennedy, and Rian Johnson!

I mean this statement as no disrespect to other storytellers, but I have long said that Dave Filoni is the very best Star Wars storyteller out there right now. He apprenticed under George Lucas for years, working very closely with the Star Wars creator on The Clone Wars, and it shows. Filoni's grasp of the [...]

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Earlier in September, Daisy Ridley was interviewed by Josh Gad on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, talking about what she's been up to but also talking a bit about Star Wars. You can check out the whole interview here, and it's just really great to hear from Ridley again, but the relevant portion for our purposes [...]

Kathy Kennedy put a program together for Dave Filoni to learn about live action directing

Kathy Kennedy put a program together for Dave Filoni to learn about live action directing

Dave Filoni is perhaps the most well-versed and well-learned pupil of Star Wars at Lucasfilm (a company filled with those kind of people), but while his talents have flourished in animated projects, he didn't have experience on the live action side of things. So he went to Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy, herself one of the [...]

Kathy Kennedy shares some interesting tidbits about the future of Star Wars after The Rise of Skywalker

Kathy Kennedy shares some interesting tidbits about the future of Star Wars after The Rise of Skywalker

There's nothing left to prove for Kathleen Kennedy when it comes to filmmaking. She's highly decorated, one of the most accomplished producers in movie history, and is currently third in lifetime box office gross, behind only Kevin Feige and Stephen Spielberg. Kennedy's career spans nearly four decades, and she has produced films like E.T. the [...]

Latest TV spots for The Rise of Skywalker tease “the rest” of Rey’s story

Latest TV spots for The Rise of Skywalker tease “the rest” of Rey’s story

Throughout the sequel trilogy, Rey has been wondering who she is and how she fits in to this story, waiting for her parents to return. In The Last Jedi, however, it was revealed that Rey's parents were nobodies - a fact important to remember, since Rey herself was the one who admitted this. This was [...]

J.J. Abrams was inspired by Rian Johnson to take a more daring approach in The Rise of Skywalker

J.J. Abrams was inspired by Rian Johnson to take a more daring approach in The Rise of Skywalker

When J.J. Abrams directed The Force Awakens, he delivered a very fun and welcome introduction to the sequel trilogy, but the criticism he faced was that it was too similar to A New Hope. Rian Johnson, meanwhile, did things in The Last Jedi we've never seen before in a Star Wars film, and his daring [...]

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are not going to be making their Star Wars films after all

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are not going to be making their Star Wars films after all

Late Monday night, Deadline reported that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are stepping away from Star Wars and are no longer moving forward with their previously announced slate of films in the galaxy far, far away. Benioff and Weiss, the showrunners behind the massively popular Game of Thrones TV series, said in a statement to [...]

J.J. Abrams gets it: “I never found myself trying to repair anything” Rian Johnson did

J.J. Abrams gets it: “I never found myself trying to repair anything” Rian Johnson did

After The Last Jedi, there was a segment of fans that made their displeasure with the film quite vocal. Some even wondered whether J.J. Abrams would retcon some of the decisions that Rian Johnson made, 'fixing' them in The Rise of Skywalker (which hilariously and falsely assumes that there are mistakes that need fixing in [...]