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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Creator Rian Johnson To Direct New Star Wars Trilogy

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Creator Rian Johnson To Direct New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be helming a new Star Wars trilogy. Bob Iger, CEO and Disney Chairman announced this on Thursday and also revealed plans for a live-action Star Wars TV series.

Rian Johnson along with producer Ram Bergman will work on the Star Wars trilogy, as per Variety. The narrative takes place in a different galaxy with a new story line and original characters.

Praising the working style of Johnson, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, “We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “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 a new trilogy.”

Meanwhile, The Last Jedi will hit the theaters on December 15 this year. It will be a proud moment for Johnson since he will be the first director after George Lucas to get solo credit on a Star Wars movie. The first teaser trailer of the film was released November 1 during Game 7 of the World Series.

Expressing their gratitude for being able to work on The Last Jedi, and collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney once again for Star Wars trilogy, both Johnson and Bergman issued a joint statement that says: “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.”

As for the Star Wars live-action TV series, Disney plans to air it on its upcoming entertainment streaming service, which it expects to launch by the end of 2019. Iger said the streaming subscription service would produce four-to-five original movies per year along with airing the original TV series.

The release dates for the trilogy is yet to be announced.

Source: Variety

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