A rather silly rumor began circulating the internet yesterday with origins from somewhere on Reddit. The rumor stated that Disney had flipped the script again and had begun to remove directors from already announced projects, like the trilogy Rian Johnson is working on. Well only a few hours later Johnson took to Twitter to clear some things up.
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.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 14, 2019
As you can see Rian Johnson is still working on the previously announced trilogy, nothing has changed. Unfortunately I think the main reason this rumor got so much traction is because some people online (we all know them) really took The Last Jedi as a personal affront to them. Many of these people would love for Johnson to no longer be involved in future Star Wars projects so they helped give this thing some legs.