Late Thursday, November 9th, a statement was released by Lucasfilms and Star Wars announcing a brand new Star Wars trilogy.
The trilogy will be lead by Rian Johnson, writer and director of the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilms, called Johnson “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.”
The new movies will center around a story separate from the main stories surrounding Luke Skywalker. No dates or in depth story details have been released yet.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.