Star Wars Logo - Spinoffs vs Saga Episodes by Rob Keyes

In a move that has left Star Wars fans stunned and intrigued, Lucasfilm revealed today that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has signed on to return to that favorite galaxy far, far away for not just one more movie, but an entire trilogy (now we know why he turned down the opportunity to direct Episode IX).

Lucasfilm says Johnson’s trilogy is “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga,” which is another way of telling fans not to expect Episodes X – XII. Those movies may or may not be made some day, but what Johnson is creating is something different.

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