Rian Johnson to announce shock retirement?

Johnson created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Johnson fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for Star Wars Episode VIII or Looper, will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 43, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/03/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouRian was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouRian.”
— @DesireePlum, 28 Mar 2017
“Didn't Rian Johnson retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 28 Mar 2017

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