Lucasfilm has just announced Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is developing a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe that is outside of the Skywalker Saga. Johnson is inching closer to launching the second installment of Lucasfilm’s relaunched live-action Star Wars brand and all indications are he has nailed it. Many are so excited for his film, in fact, that he was the heavy favorite to take over Star Wars: Episode IX when Colin Trevorrow left.

Johnson reportedly passed on that project and has since been given to J.J. Abrams, leaving many to wonder why The Last Jedi director wouldn’t want to ...

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