- 10 Nov 17
With Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi due to be released on December 15th, Disney have confirmed that they intend to create a new trilogy separate from the Skywalker saga.
With the ninth and final installation in the sequel trilogy slated for its own release in 2019, what may be the fourth trilogy will be created and developed by director Rian Johnson.
Johnson, who wrote and directed The Last Jedi has so far become the studio's darling, what with him managing to make the only Star Wars film since The Force Awakens, in which a director was not fired. After Colin Trevorrow was replaced by J.J. Abrams as director on episode nine, Tony Gilroy took over the reshoots for Rogue One, replacing Gareth Edwards, and Ron Howard came in to salvage Solo: A Star Wars Story after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller tried using improvised dialogue, Johnson soldiers on.
Previously having directed episodes of Breaking Bad and the Bruce Wills time-travel film, Looper, Johnson was chosen by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, because "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.”
The new trilogy does not however have a release date yet.