Rian Johnson To Direct STAR WARS Trilogy Featuring New Characters; Live-Action TV Series Also Confirmed

Rian Johnson To Direct STAR WARS Trilogy Featuring New Characters; Live-Action TV Series Also Confirmed

In an announcement none of us saw coming, it's been confirmed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson will write and direct a brand new trilogy of movies separate to the Skywalker Saga...

Early buzz surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi is overwhelmingly positive but it turns out that movie was just the beginning of director Rian Johnson's journey in a galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm has announced that the filmmaker has been hired to write and direct a new trilogy of Star Wars movies which are separate from the Skywalker Saga which has obviously been the focal point since day one.

Apparently, he will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored and it's feasible that they'll take place in an entirely different era to the main franchise!


"We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm today. "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 longtime collaborator Ram Bergman (who will produce these movies) 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." What a bombshell of an announcement, eh?

Well, that's not all as we've also learned that a live-action TV series is finally being developed:

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