‘The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson will create a brand new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy
With the debut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi just over a month away, Disney and Lucasfilm announced on Thursday that director Rian Johnson has been tapped to “create a brand new Star Wars trilogy.” Johnson is going to write and direct the first of the three films, with long-time collaborator Ram Bergman set to produce.
In a blog post on StarWars.com, Disney and Lucasfilm reiterate how proud they are of what Johnson was able to do with The Last Jedi. As for the new trilogy, it will be separate from the Skywalker saga, which will span nine films by the time J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX hits in 2019. Instead, “Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.” No further details were shared.