Disney Confirms New “Star Wars” Trilogy With Rian Johnson

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Since acquiring Lucasfilm in 2012, Disney has upped the focus on the money-generating Star Wars franchise… and it looks like that’s not stopping anytime soon.

During a quarterly earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the company has closed a deal with director Rian Johnson to develop a new Star Wars trilogy, reports Variety.

Details about this upcoming trilogy is unknown.

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. “We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” she said. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

Johnson will working alongside longtime collaborator Ram Bergman to put together the vision of the upcoming three films. Before that, however, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters Dec. 15.

In addition to a new slate of Star Wars movies, Disney is also planning a live-action Star Wars TV series to air on its own streaming service, which will launch by the end of 2019.