Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson is creating a brand new Star Wars trilogy for Lucasfilm, but the question is, will the new movies be part of the ongoing Skywalker saga? Simply put: no. George Lucas’ original 1977 Star Wars film spawned one of the biggest multimedia franchises in history, centered almost entirely on the Skywalker family. After expanding the story with two sequels – The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi – the filmmaker returned with his prequel trilogy to show how it all came to pass.

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