New trilogy of Star Wars films coming from Rian Johnson

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There is also now no release date for the new trilogy's first entry.

Disney just closed a deal with Rian Johnson, director of upcoming film "The Last Jedi", to develop a brand new trilogy, according to Iger. Walt Disney Co is making another trilogy of Star Wars movies, its second since it bought Lucasfilm and the fourth since the space drama debuted in 1977.

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi", Johnson and Bergman said.

The last Jedi is episode VII of Star Wars and the second installment of the current trilogy, which ends with the film, still without title, to be released in December 2019 after changes in the original script for the death in December of the actress Carrie Fisher. "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.

Johnson's new trilogy will be separate from this series.


Johnson served as writer and director of "The Last Jedi", which is set to hit theaters on December 15. "Rian will do wonderful things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".

In a statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says, "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi".

The Last Jedi, which follows on from 2015's hit film The Force Awakens and is expected to focus on Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), will be in theatres in Singapore on Dec 14. 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 flawless character for a television series... and her name is Doctor Aphra.

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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