Lucasfilm and Disney must really like what Rian Johnson has been doing with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They’ve announced that the director is now working on a whole new trilogy of movie set in a galaxy far, far away, which will be ‘separate from the episodic Skywalker saga’, according to the official release.
“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.”
However, there’s very little information about the films or what they will be about. All of the Star Wars movies announced so far have been tied to the main saga, either continuing the Skywalker story or showing us more about people and events we’ve known about previously.
This time though, it seems we’re really getting something new, as the trilogy will ‘introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.’
“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.”
It’s not know yet when we will see the first of these film. The Last Jedi is out in December, followed by a film about a young Han Solo in May 2018.