"Star Wars: The Last Jedi", the eighth episode in the Skywalker franchise, is to open in US theaters on December 15.
This latest Star Wars saga isn't even over and it's already been announced that Disney has another trilogy in store for the saga that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Walt Disney Co is making another trilogy of Star Wars movies, its second since it bought Lucasfilm and the fourth since the space drama debuted in 1977.
Not only was it announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would spearhead another trilogy in the Star Wars universe detached from the main Episodes, but also that a live action series would be produced to be released on Disney's very own streaming service, tentatively dated for 2019. Johnson will be writing and directing the first installment as well.
"We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi", said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.More news: Hope Solo says ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter grabbed her inappropriately
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There is also now no release date for the new trilogy's first entry.
Johnson, who wrote and directed The Last Jedi has so far become the studio's darling, what with him managing to make the only Star Wars film since The Force Awakens, in which a director was not fired. "'Star Wars" is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. Such a massive and lucrative undertaking would surely go beyond the basic idea of a new trilogy. "But man now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi".
These announcements add to the heaps of Star Wars content on the horizon.
After impatiently counting down the days to a new Star Wars movie's release, analyzing every frame of footage in the trailers, and poring over any information they can find, the one thing that's most important to fans is the answer to the question "is the film any good?"