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Rian Johnson to Head New Star Wars Trilogy

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For director Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was just the beginning of his journey in a galaxy far, far away.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce.

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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 this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “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.”

Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in U.S. theaters on Dec. 15, 2017.

No release dates have been set for the new films, and no porgs were available for comment.

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You beat me to it by seconds. Anyway, holy shit. Can’t wait for more details to start being revealed.

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Well, I guess we’re going to have to accept there will be new Star Wars films coming out long after we’re dead now. 😉


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Old Republic trilogy, calling it now.

Whether Revan is in it or not is up in the air for me (I’d say it’s likely to include either Revan or Bane), but I bet Mandalore will be a major focus.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Old Republic trilogy, calling it now.

Whether Revan is in it or not is up in the air for me (I’d say it’s likely to include either Revan or Bane), but I bet Mandalore will be a major focus.

This isn’t being directed and written by filoni

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dahmage said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Old Republic trilogy, calling it now.

Whether Revan is in it or not is up in the air for me (I’d say it’s likely to include either Revan or Bane), but I bet Mandalore will be a major focus.

This isn’t being directed and written by filoni

Actually, apparently Bob Iger also announced a live action TV series to shareholders, too, so I’m changing my prediction to the TV series being Old Republic/Mandalore, and the Johnson trilogy being something wholly unexpected.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Old Republic trilogy, calling it now.

Whether Revan is in it or not is up in the air for me (I’d say it’s likely to include either Revan or Bane), but I bet Mandalore will be a major focus.

I am thinking more “Dawn of the Jedi”, seeing of TLJ deals with The First Jedi Temple in some capacity, it would make sense to use Johnson on a trilogy dealing with that.

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John Williams score to Return of the Jedi Remastered/Remixed:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/JOHN-WILLIAMS-Star-Wars-Episode-VI-Return-of-the-Jedi-Remastered-Edition/topic/14606/page/1/

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I guess we won’t be seeing Yoda when he was young and reckless?


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Sounds very exciting, will be interesting to see where it leads.

For a second I though I was reading about a future PT reboot which is all we need now to finish washing away their bad taste…

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Looking forward to this new trilogy.

I can do the voices of C-3PO, Old Ben Kenobi, the Emperor, and Yoda.

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This probably means no episode X for awhile, at least

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