Rian Johnson is making a NEW Star Wars trilogy!!!!!

Nov 9, 2017
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Rian Johnson, director of the forth coming The Last Jedi is going to stay with the Force for a while longer... he's signed on to created a brand-new Star Wars trilogy. 

Take note - it is not a continuation of the Skywalker legacy - i.e. it is a stand alone Star Wars story.

Here's the official word from Lucasfilm:

For director Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

No release dates have been set for the new films, and no porgs were available for comment.


How cool is that reference to Porgs? 

This is also a strong signal from Lucasfilm and Disney that they are VERY happy with Rian's work as both writer and director of The Last Jedi. 

No pressure to finish what you started JJ...

Variety Magazine is also reporting that Disney is

"planning a live-action “Star Wars” TV series to air on its entertainment streaming service that is expected to launch by the end of 2019."

But there was no official word from Lucasfilm or Disney on that. 

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