Rian Johnson and Rey

The possibilities are infinite for Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy – although don’t expect it to be set after the Skywalker saga. Disney recently announced that the helmer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi would develop a brand new Star Wars trilogy, writing and directing the first installment and (at the very least) overseeing the rest. While the company hasn’t revealed much about the upcoming saga, they did immediately classify it as “separate from the episodic Skywalker saga”, highlighting just how different it will be.

This represents a major departure from the current Star Wars gameplan; even the anthologies have involved key characters (Solo) or events (Rogue One) lifted from the main narrative. ...

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