The announcement shows exactly what Disney has planned for the series after the ninth film in the Skywalker saga (Episodes I through IX).
Lucasfilm has revealed that the new trilogy will be separate from the Skywalker saga and will be introducing new characters in an area that hasn't been explored in Star Wars lore.
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"The Last Jedi" isn't in theatres yet, but its director, Rian Johnson, is already getting a big vote of confidence from Disney.
Star Wars fans gasped with glee this week at the news that Rian Johnson, director of next month's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will be helming a brand new trilogy of films set in the galaxy far, far away.
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In a statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says, "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi". StarWars.com also have the full report, confirming Johnson's involvement as writer and director of the trilogy, with Ram Bergman to produce.
The new trilogy does not however have a release date yet. "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".
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Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, it has rolled out two films, with a third, "The Last Jedi", coming in December. After the news that we will not be running out of Star Wars content-or fresh merchandise-to consume, Disney's stock popped back up, hitting above its closing price at about $104, at the time of publishing. Here are five reasons why Disney's new service has us as excited as a kid in line for Space Mountain.