– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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.

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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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SOURCE: ComicBook.com

  • Kronx

    I hope we get a new colon in the title.

    Star Wars: New Trilogy: Episode 1: An Even Newer Hope

    • axebox

      A long time ago, but not so long ago, in a galaxy far, far, farther away.

  • Not the now, in some place you can’t go

    Star Wars

  • I’d love to be a fly on his wall

    That sounds creepy

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Forget that. I’d rather be someone in the room with him to bounce ideas back and forth. This is an unprecedented opportunity.

    • Victor Roa

      be a mouse bot no one will notice, except for a Wookie.

  • Moby85

    It’s a gamble. Disney must somehow know the film is going to be a home run hit. Not just financially but with the hard-to-please “Rey is OP” fanboys. Had they given him just another movie I’d have shrugged and say “Meh, his film must be OK” but a trilogy before his film is even released, is unprecedented.

    • M@rvel

      No one gives a shit that Rey is “OP” lmao, those idiot fanboys cover a very small portion of people that are going to see this film.

    • Victor Roa

      I don’t know man, Disney has had a lot of failed projects, their video game division is a dumpster fire especially after Disney Infinity was doing pretty well but still enough to slash and burn after 2 years release.

    • Loveblanket

      The Rey is OP thing is just a form of sexism. Natural force users could have any level of power or control, and certainly she never did anything like blocking laser blasts while blindfolded. She beat Ben while he was conflicted over his father, injured from a blaster bolt, and while he was laying off of her to try to convince her to train with him and even then we don’t know for sure that she was going to win. As for Disney’s “failed projects” I have no idea what your talking about. They are probably release for release the best and one of the longest lived film studios around. Their old animated films, their regular films, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and so on is a track record where I don’t see much fail. E7 was easily the best Star Wars film since the credits rolled after Empire Strikes Back and Rogue One is easily my second favorite Star Wars film after Empire so I’m pretty optimistic. Plus they have a whole talent pool to draw directors and other people from over at Marvel. They’ll be fine. The haters will always hate and will still show up and spend their money just like we’ve seen with the first two Disney Star Wars entries.

  • Sy Burr

    I hope it’s al great, I really do, but I’m concerned Kathleen Kennedy simply has found her “whipping boy”…

    • Kindofabigdeal

      But if the formula works…

  • Victor Roa

    that crystal fox video…… and the porg…… please tell me we are going back to ewoks battle for endor era AND THAT STOP MOTION SPIDER!!!!!!!!
    But no, I’m not being sarcastic, I got a Jim Henson vibe with some of the creature work we keep seeing. The Problem with JJ was the post production motion blur in Maz’s cantina you couldn’t see jack shit, and it was so bad no one in the universe believed BB8 was practicle effect as their kids next to them had a BB8 toy.
    but even this past weekend, everyone said how bad Cyborg CG was or the Henry Cavil Upper Lip. It’s so nice to just see something move and feel a bit different.

  • Loveblanket

    I love the idea of a new trilogy that isn’t about the Skywalkers, but I desperately want them to set it in the future, not the past. I had enough of prequels for one lifetime. I’m also pretty optimistic. I liked E7 and loved Rogue One, and Kathleen Kennedy doesn’t fuck around. She doesn’t hesitate to kick people to the curb if she thinks they’re hurting the franchise so to me the fact that they’ve entrusted the franchise to him after one movie tells me a lot about the quality of the Last Jedi and the potential for what may come in the new trilogy.

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.