If you are a ‘Star Wars’ fan then you must have marked your calendar for December 15 this year as the ‘The Last Jedi’ is all set to hit the theatres. The trailer managed to set our hearts racing and we thought ‘What could be better than the fact that we get to watch such a stunning piece of cinema?’
It turns out that the only thing better than one Star Wars film is in fact, three more Star Wars films.
Disney and Lucasfilm have made our day (or year perhaps?) by making one hell of an announcement. They revealed their plans for making a brand new Star Wars trilogy with none other than Rian Johnson, the director of ‘The Last Jedi.’ He is going to write and direct the first of the three films and will have ace producer Ram Bergman behind the production wheel.
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But it doesn’t end here. The new trilogy will be set in a different part of the universe and we will get to see new characters exploring never-seen-before parts of the world.
“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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.”
This essentially means that the new films can be steered in any direction and we cannot be more excited.
But if you thought that the surprise ends here, think again. It was also announced that a live-action Star Wars TV series is in the works and will be aired on Disney’s streaming service. However, this is not going to happen anytime soon. Disney is planning to pull all of its content from other streaming platforms like Netflix before it is made available exclusively on Disney’s service, which will be launched somewhere in 2019.
However, the team made sure that they do not reveal anything else about this new venture of theirs in the very carefully worded press release on the official website of Star Wars. And that unfortunately means that no information about when this would go on floors has been provided.
Since no revelations have been made in this announcement, we can only sit and imagine which part of the galaxy will the new movies take us. The possibilities are endless and honestly, if more information isn’t provided soon, the uncertainty will definitely get the better of us.