Director Rian Johnson has just tied up a deal with Lucasfilm to write and direct an all-new Star Wars trilogy. His longtime collaborative partner Ram Bergman is also signed on to produce the trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney seem incredibly happy with his latest installment in their franchise “The Last Jedi” which is set to hit theatres this December.
Johnson is set to create a completely new saga in the Star Wars lore stepping away from Skywalker saga and introducing new characters from a corner of the Star Wars galaxy we have yet to see.
“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.”
Source: Star Wars