Rian Johnson’s involvement with Star Wars is just beginning!
The current trilogy for our favorite Saga is far from finished and Disney is already preparing a brand new one! Rian Johnson will write and direct the first of the 3 new movies, They will tell a brand new story, which will have nothing to do with the Skywalkers.
Breaking news on this later Thursday evening! Today Disney’s CEO Bob Iger revealed that Rian Johnson, the director of the upcoming Star Wars The Last Jedi, will create a brand new Star Wars Trilogy. He will write and direct himself the first film along with his long time friend Ram Bergman. The new Trilogy is separate from the episodic Skywalker Saga and will introduce brand new characters from a corner of the Galaxy, currently unexplored by any Star Wars Lore!
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said:
We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi. 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.
Here’s what Rian and Ram have to say about this:
We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm on The Last Jedi. 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.
There’s no release date or even a time frame for the new Trilogy yet.
► Source: starwars.com