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.
As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. 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.
This was kinda surprising and kinda not. Surprising who is getting a chance to create a new Star Wars trilogy, but also not surprising since Disney bought Star Wars for this reason. As a fan, I can not wait to see what Rian Johnson has in store for everyone who is a Star Wars fan.