A while back, it was announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson would be writing and possibly directing his very own Star Wars trilogy that has nothing to do with the Skywalkers. In a great new interview with Fandango that was filmed during the SXSW festival, Johnson and Mark Hamill sat down to discuss the film, the documentary about the making of the film, and if the split opinions among fans on his last film will have any impact on how he approaches his new Star Wars films.
As you can see, the short answer is that it won’t impact it at all:
“No, not really. I feel like every Star Wars thing that ever gets made has a big, loud response because Star Wars fans are passionate and that’s what makes them awesome. But no, and I don’t think it’s possible—if you’re really telling a story you care about and having it come from your heart, it’s just not possible to be intellectually processing what everyone else wants. Nor would it be a good thing, a healthy thing. I don’t think that’s a good way to tell a story.”