Rian Johnson Tackling a New Trilogy

Pablo Tucker
November 10, 2017

On December 13, the cinematic content from Star Wars™: The Last Jedi continues with a new planetary map: Crait. Do you want it to be about characters we already know, or be more in line with what Johnson is doing with his trilogy and feature an all-new batch of characters instead?

"We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi", said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, in a statement.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017.

Lucasfilm worded their announcement very carefully, suggesting that Johnson would "create" the all-new Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars will get another film trilogy, which will be entirely new and will be separate from the current saga focusing on the Skywalker family and its close associates and friends. These new chapters of Star WarsBattlefront™ II's single-player story mode will be available December 13. "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". It might just be the merchandise that's making the little babies look a bit different than they do on film, so we'll have to wait just a little longer to see what the Porglets truly look like.

Judging from the mention of "Star Wars lore", these will be completely original stories not explored anywhere else within the extended Star Wars universe (books, comics, animated series, etc.). That's a Porg from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Iger also announced that a new "Star Wars" TV series set for 2019 will appear on Disney's forthcoming streaming service.

Also note - this means no Mark Hamill in the next Star Wars trilogy. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy.

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