Disney-Lucasfilm have revealed that Rian Johnson, writer and director of the soon to be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15) has been charged with creating a brand-new trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away. Johnson, who also delivered the high concept sci-fi hit Looper, will be joined by longtime collaborator Ram Bergman on this epic filmmaking journey.
“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, in the announcement on StarWars.com. “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.”
The new trilogy will take place outside the ongoing Skywalker saga, introducing new characters and all new expanses of the Star Wars storyverse.
Johnson and Bergman stated jointly: “We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi. 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.”