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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

UPDATE: Rian Johnson took to Twitter to comment on the recent announcement saying:

We hope so too.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Lucasfilm must be REALLY happy with the work writer-director Rian Johnson did on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, because they just announced some HUGE news regarding the Star Wars universe going forward.

According to the studio, Rian Johnson is creating a brand new Star Wars trilogy, and will be writing and directing the first entry. An important side note here is that this new trilogy will be different from the episode Skywalker saga.

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What does this mean? Are we now having three branches of story: saga, anthologies, and new trilogy, or will this new trilogy be taking the place of the Star Wars saga for the next six years or so? So many questions we have, and given the size of the universe, the opportunities are endless.

“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 producer Ram 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.”

If nothing else, this definitely proves that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will likely be a huge treat for audiences. Unless Lucasfilm’s own tastes are woefully off, this means that film will likely be another big hit for the franchise.

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SOURCE: Lucasfilm

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.