STAR WARS NEWS: Rian Johnson Lines Up New Trilogy for Lucasfilm | FanboysInc

STAR WARS NEWS: Rian Johnson Lines Up New Trilogy for Lucasfilm

By Muuka Muyumba

Writer-director Rian Johnson has been hired to create a new Star Wars trilogy apart from the Skywalker line of films. As Lucasfilm put it, the new series will “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy┬álauded effusive praise on Johnson, noting that “[w]e all loved working iwth 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.”

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Most fanboys and girls are guessing that Johnson will delve into the Star Wars lore before the prequel films, specifically The Old Republic where the origins of the Jedi and Sith are explored. This announcement also signals that Lucasfilm is extremely excited about the direction that Johnson has taken the Sykwalker series after The Last Jedi which is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. Episode IX is currently slated for release in 2019 with J.J. Abrams at the helm.

Kennedy has recently spoken about the further adventures of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) despite the announcement of this transition to a new series of film. Lucasfilm is also still focused on Star Wars Story films like Rogue One and Solo.

No release dates have been set for the new films, but it will certainly come out after the completion of the new trilogy.

Source: StarWars.com