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Rian Johnson Directing New Star Wars Trilogy

Rian Johnson Directing New Star Wars Trilogy

With the end of the current "Star Wars" trilogy looming in the horizon, director Rian Johnson announces he is working on another one, and it is set to launch the 40-year-old franchise on a new track. Now he's helming three. "Rian will do incredible things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy", said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

The poster also features Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) looking wise and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) looking ready for battle, plus appearances by General Leia (Carrie Fisher), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), new character Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), Chewbacca and the droid crew of BB-8, C-3PO and R2-D2. Take them out of the equation and, at least in my mind, it's not Star Wars anymore.

"I went to her house and we talked about [psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl] Jung because my dad loves Jung, and we were talking about dreams, and I left and got super emotional, not because she's famous, but because she's wonderful".

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This is all we know at this point.

To be fair, you could probably make a film like Sophie's Choice have a lighter tone if all you showed was 15 seconds of it, but because it's a Star Wars movie it's fair to assume that no matter how dark things get, there will be some levity for toy-selling sake.

Like Hamill, we're also a little bummed that the "Last Jedi" release date means the conspiracy theories (and Hamill trickery) are going to end, though as one fan noted, the actor doesn't necessarily have to cease his mischievous antics entirely.


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