Johnson Not Involved In “Star Wars 9” Script

As we know, this year’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” from director Rian Johnson is the middle film of a trilogy that began with J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will end with Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” in 2019.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are penning the script for the latter which will have the hard job of effectively closing off not just the current trilogy but the preceding six saga films, AND keeping the door open for likely future ones that could take any form.

Now, Johnson has confirmed that in spite of his writing all of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” he won’t be offering any aid or input into Trevorrow’s film. Back in 2014, the report was that Johnson would create a treatment for Trevorrow and Connolly to follow – that idea is now out. Asked about it recently, Johnson said on Twitter: “That’s old info, I haven’t been involved in writing IX.”

“Star Wars: Episode IX” is currently slated for a May 24th 2019 release.