Not long ago, it was revealed that Rian Johnson, the director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be developing a brand new Star Wars trilogy for Lucasfilm. This trilogy would be separate from the main saga, and while he would develop the entire thing, he was only on board to write and direct the first installment.
Since then, things have been understandably silent on the film. After all, we still have Star Wars: The Last Jedi to get through (not to mention Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode IX) before we can even think about this trilogy. However, while at a press event in Mexico, Johnson gave an update on the new trilogy (via ComicBook.com).
“We’re gonna have to see. I’m just in the very beginning of starting to come up with what the new trilogy is going to be. What makes me so excited about it, is the idea of doing a new story on the big canvas of three movies in this world. There’s just so much potential and I can’t wait to jump into it.”
We couldn’t be more thrilled. For starters, I’ve always been an advocate of the franchise reaching beyond the Skywalkers and beyond the typical Empire/Rebellion dynamic that we’re so familiar with. While the anthology films were a great start, they have relied heavily on the mythology of the previous films, and we can’t wait to see them go beyond that.
Additionally, this only gets us more and more amped for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How good is it that Lucasfilm is going all in on Johnson? We only have a few more weeks to wait!
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