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'The Last Jedi' Director to Helm Entirely New 'Star Wars' Trilogy
Credit: Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will be sticking with the Star Wars galaxy with an entirely new trilogy, separate from the ongoing Skywalker saga.

"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."

Johnson will write and direct the trilogy, with his longtime creative partner Ram Bergman producing.

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi," Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. "Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films." 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due out in theaters December 15. No release dates for the new films have been set.

Originally published on Newsarama.