Disney Studios Announces New Trilogy of Star Wars

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And it looks like Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has been very happy with Johnson's vision of the Star Wars universe that Lucasfilm has made a decision to put him in charge of a whole new Star Wars trilogy.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" writer-director Rian Johnson has signed on to create a new "Star Wars" trilogy, Lucasfilm announced Thursday.

It turns out, Disney and Lucasfilm already have an ambitious new plan in place for the future of world's most beloved sci-fi franchise.

Total revenue from Disney's cable business, the largest unit which includes ESPN and the Disney Channel, fell marginally to $3.95 billion in the fourth quarter, missing the $4.06 billion consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

The project could begin to develop from 2020, although the date for the premiere is not planned yet and will be different from the current saga, focused on the Skywalker family, which next premiere will be on December 15 with the screenplay of the The last Jedi, also directed by Johnson.

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Under the deal, Johnson will write and direct the new trilogy's first instalment and longtime business partner Ram Bergman will produce.

The studio said the new films will follow the space adventures of characters who do not appear in the nine-movie Skywalker saga. After the news that we will not be running out of Star Wars content-or fresh merchandise-to consume, Disney's stock popped back up, hitting above its closing price at about $104, at the time of publishing.

After impatiently counting down the days to a new Star Wars movie's release, analyzing every frame of footage in the trailers, and poring over any information they can find, the one thing that's most important to fans is the answer to the question "is the film any good?"

In a statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says, "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi".

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