New `Star Wars' Trilogy Is on the Way From Disney After 2020

Calvin Saunders
November 11, 2017

No casting or release dates have been disclosed.

Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed The Last Jedi, has been signed to create a brand-new trilogy of films that will propel the series forward.

"The Last Jedi" isn't in theatres yet, but its director, Rian Johnson, is already getting a big vote of confidence from Disney.

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The first film will be written and directed by Johnson and though he may then turn over the reigns to someone new, he will still be there to shepherd the new trilogy as it progresses.

Johnson served as writer and director of "The Last Jedi", which is set to hit theaters on December 15.

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Lucasfilm has revealed that the new trilogy will be separate from the Skywalker saga and will be introducing new characters in an area that hasn't been explored in Star Wars lore.

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on "The Last Jedi, '" Johnson and Bergman said in a statement".

The Skywalker saga is expected to conclude with "Star Wars Episode IX" in 2019.

In addition to the new trilogy news, it was also reported that a new, live-action Star Wars TV series is in development. "'Star Wars" is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. "But man now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi".

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was full of praise for Johnson, saying, "Rian will do fantastic things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy". "Rian will do awesome things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".

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