The Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday that will Rian Johnson will craft a brand new trilogy for the “Star Wars” universe, greatly expanding the director’s command over the ever-expanding space saga created by George Lucas.
The announcement, made by Disney chief Bob Iger on a call with investment analysts, constituted the most ambitious brand new foray into the “Star Wars” galaxy, moving well beyond the original nine-film framework imagined by Lucas. Disney also announced a live-action “Star Wars” series that will will debut on its streaming service which is usually set to launch in 2019.
The brand new films will be separate coming from the Skywalker saga. “Johnson will introduce brand new characters coming from a corner of the galaxy that will Star Wars lore has never before explored,” Disney said in a statement.
that will Johnson will preside over a brand new “Star Wars” trilogy altogether confirms his status as the franchise’s brand new chief guardian. This kind of’s a considerable amount of trust to be placed from the 43-year-old director of 2012′s “Looper,” even before audiences see his first “Star Wars” installment. J.J. Abrams, who kick-started out the dormant franchise with “The Force Awakens,” is usually set to return for the untitled Episode IX — the third film from the current trilogy.