New 'Star Wars' trilogy raises hopes for Disney Co

11 November, 2017, 01:12 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Disney just performed an old Jedi mind trick on Wall Street

Fans won't have to wait long to see Johnson's take on the universe, as The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 16.

It is important to note the separate "Skywalker saga", which means it will not base its stories around the main characters of the original, second or current trilogies. Walt Disney Co is making another trilogy of Star Wars movies, its second since it bought Lucasfilm and the fourth since the space drama debuted in 1977. It turns out Lucasfilm has even bigger plans for Mr. Johnson, though.

Not only was it announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would spearhead another trilogy in the Star Wars universe detached from the main Episodes, but also that a live action series would be produced to be released on Disney's very own streaming service, tentatively dated for 2019.

Johnson will be joined by producer, and a longtime collaborator of his, in Ram Bergman in crafting the new trilogy of new characters.




We're nearly two movies into the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga but Disney is already gearing up for the next three films - and we don't mean the stand-alone ones. Such a massive and lucrative undertaking would surely go beyond the basic idea of a new trilogy.

When Disney announced that it had purchased Lucasfilm and planned a new trilogy of Star Wars films starting with Episode VII, we always knew that this would only be the beginning.

The most interesting thing about this new trio of films is that Lucasfilm has specifically stated that it will not deal with the Skywalker family. In regards to Star Wars, the divisive prequels remain a cautionary tale of being careful what you wish for, providing audiences with more of the property they love, but in an (arguably) unfulfilling way.

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