Rian Johnson is tapped by Disney to create a new Star Wars trilogy with an original story.
Star Wars fans were surprised today when Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was tapped to create a new Star Wars trilogy. That's right, a whole new Star Wars trilogy! Besides creating the entire trilogy, Johnson will also be writing and directing the first film.
This new trilogy will be a completely original story with characters from parts of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has not yet explored.
"“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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 Bergman 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 are you thoughts on Disney creating a whole new Star Wars trilogy with a new story and new characters? What might you want to see in this trilogy that the previous films have not done?
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Source: Star Wars