Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn't even out yet, but it looks like Disney is so stoked on it they are giving writer/director Rian Johnson free range to make a brand new trilogy.
Not much news (any really) has been released about it, but it's been confirmed that the new trilogy won't have anything to do with the Skywalkers, which is blowing up message boards and making the internet crazy.
What is it going to be about? More importantly, who is it going to be about?
The possibilities are so varied and exciting I have to use the bathroom. I mean, just off the top of my head, you got Dash Rendar, Mara Jade (pre-Luke, obviously), Darth Revan...hell, a Knights Of The Old Republic movie would be amazing! Oh, man, now I really, really want it to be that.
Still, let's see how the Last Jedi turns out, and then we'll all start freaking out about the next movie, then we can start flipping out about a new trilogy. I am exhausted with excitement just thinking about it.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.
Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.
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.”