Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

New trilogy of Star Wars films coming from Rian Johnson

New trilogy of Star Wars films coming from Rian Johnson

As viewers speculate what the Johnson Trilogy (as we're unofficially calling it) will be about, the timing of Lucasfilm's release is no coincidence.

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.

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Fans still have to wait a month to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but Lucasfilm's latest actions more or less confirm the eighth episode in the Skywalker saga is something special. Johnson will be writing and directing the first installment as well.

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In a joint statement, the director and producer say, "We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi". If your anticipation for The Last Jedi wasn't already at a fever pitch, the confirmation the studio is making Johnson the custodian of Star Wars' future is all you needed to hear.

The most interesting thing about this new trio of films is that Lucasfilm has specifically stated that it will not deal with the Skywalker family.

We're nearly two movies into the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga but Disney is already gearing up for the next three films - and we don't mean the stand-alone ones. "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. "Episode VIII" is written and directed by Johnson, and is the second film in the new sequel trilogy in following "The Force Awakens".

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