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Star Wars is getting an all-new trilogy from Rian Johnson

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Wallace Pearson | 10 November, 2017, 01:38

"Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored", Disney said in a statement.

Rian Johnson, writer/director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters December 15), has been tapped to create a new Star Wars movie trilogy. Johnson is inching closer to launching the second installment of Lucasfilm's relaunched live-action Star Wars brand and all indications are he has nailed it.

New shows based on the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical and the beloved Pixar film Monsters, Inc. are also in the works, according to THR. As for the new trilogy, it will be separate from the Skywalker saga, which will span nine films by the time J.J. Johnson will also be joined by his longtime collaborator Ram Bergman. Abrams' Episode IX hits in 2019.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi".

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi, ” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy.

Star Wars Battlefront II is set to come out next week, and EA is already teasing us with their upcoming event next month to promote the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The game certainly comes with much more content than its predecessor, and new details provided by EA give us a good luck at what post-launch content we can expect in the weeks to come. It'll seemingly have less content compared to the likes of Netflix, but CEO Bob Iger stressed today that "the price will reflect that", and subscriptions will be "substantially below" Netflix's current $10.99 asking price.

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