Big news from the Star Wars universe today as Lucasfilm announced Rian Johnson is to create a new Star Wars trilogy. Ram Bergman will also be onboard to produce.
Last week we heard how Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm has had discussions about the next ten years of Star Wars and where it will lead. This is the first hint of that news. It also shows how much faith Disney, Lucasfilm and Kennedy have in Johnson hinting how pleased they must be for The Last Jedi. A good sign for us Star Wars fans.
As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before 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.”
Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.
Source - StarWars.com
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