Rian Johnson to create new 'Star Wars' trilogy

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Johnson served as writer and director of "The Last Jedi", which is set to hit theaters on December 15.

Disney also announced that a live-action "Star Wars" TV series will air on one of its entertainment streaming services, which is set to go live by the end of 2019. The long-term pact with Johnson comes on the heels of Lucasfilm having some rocky relations with filmmakers on other "Star Wars" movies.

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that Rian Johnson will create a new trilogy for the "Star Wars" universe, greatly expanding the director's command over George Lucas' ever-expanding space saga. "Rian will do wonderful things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".

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Johnson, 43, will write and direct the first of a new "Star Wars" trilogy that will bring new characters and worlds not yet explored on screen, Disney said.

Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy said in helming The Last Jedi, the director has proven that his vision is exactly what Disney wants moving forward.

Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy says Johnson "will do wonderful things with the blank canvas". "'Star Wars' is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it".

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The most interesting thing about this new trio of films is that Lucasfilm has specifically stated that it will not deal with the Skywalker family.

"As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud", a Friday, Nov. 10 news release reads.

These announcements add to the heaps of Star Wars content on the horizon. Following that, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which was directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich, is a stand-alone movie that will tell the story of a young Han Solo and will debut May 25, 2018.

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