Disney’s done it again.
Disney on Thursday announced it plans to release a new Star Wars trilogy (with different characters) after the current saga, the New York Post reported.
There is no set release date, but the films will likely hit theaters after 2020, as Episode IX is expected to come out Dec. 20, 2019.
Rian Johnson, director of Episode VIII, “The Last Jedi,” will create the new trilogy.
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“Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce,” Disney wrote in a statement.
“As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud,” it said. “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.”
Lucasfilm is also planning on producing a live-action “Star Wars” TV series, which will debut on Disney’s streaming service.