Johnson received critical acclaim and a CinemaScore “A” grade from audiences when he helmed 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but after some fans online rallied strongly against it, extra scrutiny seems to have been placed on where his new movies will go. A rumour last night suggested the trilogy will be “G-rated”, essentially the US equivalent of the U certificate – meaning it will be suitable for very young audiences and extremely child friendly.
However, Johnson appears to have shot this notion down on Twitter.
When a fan account tagged him in a tweet about the rumour (a tweet that has now been deleted), Johnson replied dryly with the word: “guys.”
He also shared a GIF of what looks like Donald Duck, face-down in bed, angrily putting a pillow over his head in a bid to drown out noise.
The post has had more than 4,700 Likes.
This is the second time in recent weeks that Johnson has appeared to debunk a rumour around his movies.
Earlier this year it was claimed that the trilogy would not be happening at all; especially after it was reported that LucasFilm were re-evaluating everything following the disappointing performance of last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Responding to a report by SuperBroMovies, he said: “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.”
When the outlet apologised, he said: “No harm no foul at all guys, thanks. I think the rumor game makes fandom funner.”
Game of Thrones team DB Weiss and David Benioff are also working on a new series of Star Wars movies, with few details known at this stage.
Episode 9, the final movie in the Skywalker saga and the official sequel to The Last Jedi, is due out in December and recently wrapped principle photography.
JJ Abrams is at the wheel, having previously helmed The Force Awakens in 2015.
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