Disney and Lucasfilm had recently announced that Rian Johnson will write and direct a new movie in a Skywalker-less Star Wars trilogy. The studios had said that he will oversee the two follow-up movies also. Now for the first time, Johnson has commented on the new series of movies in our galaxy far, far away.
The director has given an update on the plotting process and what he has in store for this story(via YouTuber Kenna McHugh):
“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. But I can tell you this, 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.”
Johnson will oversee this trilogy, write and direct the first entry in this new series. It will be a step away from the Skywalkers and focus on another corner of the galaxy far, far away.
“As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud,” the initial announcement read. “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.”
Opening Dec. 15, Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran as Rose, Benicio del Toro as “DJ” and Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo.