Disney has tasked Rian Johnson to create an all-new Star Wars trilogy

Looks like Rian Johnson’s vision for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has landed him the coveted position of creating an all-new Star Wars trilogy…

Disney/Lucasfilm announce today, Thursday November 9, that writer/director of December 15’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Rian Johnson — has been tasked with creating an all-new trilogy in the Star Wars cinematic universe.

According to StarWars.com, Johnson will create the trilogy, as well as writing and directing the first film. Producer Ram Bergman who was with Johnson for Brick, Looper and The Last Jedi has been tapped to produce.

These new films are also going to be separate from the Skywalker Saga, meaning this new trilogy will introduce and follow characters from a different part of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had high praise for Rian Johnson, calling him a “creative force”

We all loved working with 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.

Both Johnson and Bergman released a joint statement in which they expressed their joy in working on The Last Jedi, and how they can’t wait “to continue with this new series of films.”

With Kennedy calling this new trilogy a “blank canvas,” and knowing the films will feature all-new characters from a corner of the galaxy not yet explored by Star Wars lore, there really are no limitations on what Rian Johnson can create.

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