Rian Johnson to create new 'Star Wars' trilogy

Kelvin Reese
November 11, 2017

It is important to note the separate "Skywalker saga", which means it will not base its stories around the main characters of the original, second or current trilogies. Lucasfilm and Disney are very proud, calling The Last Jedi a "powerful film".

As viewers speculate what the Johnson Trilogy (as we're unofficially calling it) will be about, the timing of Lucasfilm's release is no coincidence.

Having hired The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to helm the new saga, Disney is optimistic of what Johnson is capable of and are happy to bless him with a clean slate saying, "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi".

The first film will be written and directed by Johnson and though he may then turn over the reigns to someone new, he will still be there to shepherd the new trilogy as it progresses. "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. The next chapter of the new trilogy, The Last Jedi, arrives this December, and J.J. Abrams is beginning pre-production on the conclusion for 2019.

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Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, it has rolled out two films, with a third, "The Last Jedi", coming in December. While there is always the chance that Disney will opt to start a brand new original story, there is actually a character already in their arsenal that would make for the ideal character for a television series... and her name is Doctor Aphra.

DISNEY on Thursday announced plans for a new Star Wars film trilogy and a live-action TV series as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. "But man now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi".

The franchise has already begun branching out away from the Skywalker family with their anthology films, subtitled A Star Wars Story.

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