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We all knew when Disney bought Lucasfilms we knew we’d have more years of Star Wars on the way, after all, why would you just leave one of the most successful franchises alone?
Which prompts us to today where the studio just announced that Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is writing and directing Star Wars 10, which will mark the beginning of an all-new trilogy! But what will this new trilogy be about?
Well as we’d expect Lucasfilm and Disney are pretty quiet on the details, but we do know that Rian Johnson will develop a new trilogy along with producer Ram Bergman. What we also know for sure is that this new trilogy will be set apart from the “the episodic Skywalker sage,” which means they could go in many directions with this especially considering how vast the Star Wars universe is. This new trilogy will ” “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.”
Kathleen Kennedy said that the next ten years of Star Wars was being planned and her statement may give us an idea of what to expect.
“We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories, and we’re looking at, narratively, where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us places we haven’t been yet. That’s exciting, too, because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away.”
Indeed! The announcement states that these movies will look “at a corner of the Star Wars galaxy that lore has never explored.” However, this could leave things a little vague.
Ever since Disney purchased it, the Universe has been reset, and there have been introductions of many characters at many different timelines especially when you include things like Star Wars: Rebels. So will this movie stick within the movie universe or go into the books or the cartoon series?
Right now everything is pure speculation, at least for now. For all, we know they may create a new story to tell fans, which would be great, but in a Universe that’s already been expanded, that does seem unnecessary. And we’re not likely to hear much about it, at least not regarding firm details, until Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on December 15th.
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