Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed The Last Jedi, has been signed to create a brand-new trilogy of films that will propel the series forward.
Details about this upcoming trilogy is unknown.
Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, it has rolled out two films, with a third, "The Last Jedi", coming in December.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was full of praise for Johnson, saying, "Rian will do awesome things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy". "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 unbelievable things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".
The Star Wars universe is being expanded with a brand new trilogy of films, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced.
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"We can't wait to continue with this new series of films".
While we've had eight Star Wars movies, various video games and quite a few cartoon series, this will be the universe's first foray into live action television.
Johnson served as writer and director of "The Last Jedi", which is set to hit theaters on December 15. "Episode VIII" is written and directed by Johnson, and is the second film in the new sequel trilogy in following "The Force Awakens". "But man now I REALLY hope you like The Last Jedi".
When Colin Trevorrow was booted off Star Wars: Episode IX, a lot of people were surprised that Last Jedi director Rian Johnson wasn't hired as his replacement.
Disney is also making three standalone "Star Wars" films outside of the Skywalker saga, including last year's "Rogue One" and next year's "Solo: A Star Wars Story", following the origins of the charming roguish smuggler Han Solo, made famous by Harrison Ford in the film franchise.