What’s down the road for the Galaxy Far, Far Away? I think we knew the anthology films would continue. After Rogue One, Kathleen Kennedy said that’s where the future lies. But both Lucasfilm and Disney had their sights on more. There were always rumors. Now we have confirmation.
Rian Johnson, who is helming The Last Jedi, is set to be the man behind the vision for the next trilogy:
In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.
So this trilogy isn’t Episodes X, XI, and XII, but nobody said that wasn’t happening either. This is looking to kickstart a whole new set of anthology films. Exciting times.
In other news…
Disney’s streaming service coming in 2019 will have the long-awaited, oft-rumored live action Star Wars TV series. The only question I have now is, is where Dave Filoni will be heading after Rebels ends this season, or does he have another animated series in the works? Either way, I’m all in.