Lucasfilm has just announced that the writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson, will be creating an entirely new trilogy for the Star Wars universe! Johnson is set to write and direct the first episode of this new trilogy, which is described as a “blank canvas” for the galaxy we all know and love.
Ram Bergman will produce this upcoming trilogy, for which no release dates have been set, but StarWars.com reports that Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud of the powerful film Johnson has realized- in reference to December’s The Last Jedi, the second installment of the newest trilogy.
The new trilogy will be set apart from the iconic Skywalker saga, and will explore new lore and character beyond what has been previously seen from the series. He will have an opportunity to build the mythology of Star Wars in this new series, which Lucasfilm has high hopes for.
Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be in theaters beginning December 15th, 2017. The Force is definitely strong with this one!