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Star Wars: Rian Johnson Accepts Website's Apology For Departure Rumor

Rian Johnson on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

According to a recent rumor, Rian Johnson's planned Star Wars trilogy had been canceled, but the report was quickly debunked by the writer-director himself. "No it isn't true. I'm still working on the trilogy. With all due respect to the movie bros, who I’m sure are lovely kind bros with good fraternal intentions," the director tweeted last night.

Following this, SuperBroMovies -- who originally posted the rumor -- issued an apology: "We would like to clear the air and wish our apologies to Rian Johnson." They went on to detail the false report and state that they did not intend to offend or attack the Star Wars director in any way. Johnson has since responded, writing, "No harm no foul at all guys, thanks," and declaring that he felt rumors made fandom more fun.

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Since the release of The Last Jedi in 2017, Rian Johnson has been the target of waves of insults and threats from angered Star Wars fans who felt that his film somehow ruined the franchise. It's clear from this brief exchange that Johnson has not allowed those fanatics to get to him and that he maintains the kind of composure of someone confident in their work.

Few details have been released concerning Johnson's planned trilogy, which was announced in late 2017, before the release of The Last Jedi. His trilogy will reportedly bring an all-new story to the franchise, separate from the Skywalker saga, which will conclude with the as-yet untitled Episode IX this December.

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