What Star Wars history may tell us about Rian Johnson's new trilogy
Yesterday, the news dropped that Rian Johnson's time in the Star Warsuniverse would not end with The Last Jedi. Instead, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Johnson would be working on a brand new trilogy of movies, separate from the main Saga films, that would "introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored."
It's big news that raises a lot of questions. One is if this new trilogy means that the saga stories-the ones with "Episode" in their title-will be ending after J.J. Abrams' Episode IX, or if this separate trilogy will take the place of the standalone movies-Rogue One, Solo, and the possible Obi-Wan Kenobi movie-once they're all finished. Another question is what "a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored" means.
14th November 2017