Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Last Jedi director to helm new Star Wars trilogy

Disney Studios Announces New Trilogy of Star Wars All New Star Wars Trilogy Coming After Episode IX
Elaine Woods | 11 November, 2017, 01:10

For Kennedy, the move looks to bring stability to the franchise's directing chair after the very public firings of "Star Wars" franchise directors Colin Trevorrow (who was replaced by J.J. Abrams) and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who were replaced by Ron Howard). Lucasfilm and Disney are very proud, calling The Last Jedi a "powerful film".

The studio recently made waves by announcing Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson is staying in the Lucasfilm family, developing an all-new trilogy that will take place in a corner of the galaxy that has never been explored before.

Previously having directed episodes of Breaking Bad and the Bruce Wills time-travel film, Looper, Johnson was chosen by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, because "He's a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career".

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The House of Mouse will also develop an original live-action Star Wars TV series for its direct-to-consumer SVOD service . They include a live-action Star Wars series, plus television series based on High School Musical and Monsters Inc .

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Zimmer said Bridgewater at times has been rusty. "He's done excellent", Zimmer said of Bridgewater's practice performance. The Vikings activated Bridgewater (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday.

There is also now no release date for the new trilogy's first entry.

Johnson knows that with great power comes great responsibility and should fans react to his upcoming Star Wars film with lukewarm to cold responses it could put even more pressure on him to deliver with the new saga. While there is always the chance that Disney will opt to start a brand new original story, there is actually a character already in their arsenal that would make for the ideal character for a television series... and her name is Doctor Aphra. He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for. In regards to Star Wars, the divisive prequels remain a cautionary tale of being careful what you wish for, providing audiences with more of the property they love, but in an (arguably) unfulfilling way. Next year, the troubled Solo: A Star Wars Story will arrive in theaters to tell the origins of Han Solo before the events of the original Star Wars film.

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