Brand New Star Wars Trilogy

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Now, all we have left to see is whether some Porgs make their way into this new trilogy.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now only a month from release and we can expect plenty more publicity over the next few weeks.

Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, has taken the focus in the new films, though the Skywalker family is still front-and-center, and Rey's own heritage is still unknown. All of the Star Wars movies announced so far have been tied to the main saga, either continuing the Skywalker story or showing us more about people and events we've known about previously. J.J. Abrams, who kick-started the dormant franchise with "The Force Awakens", is set to return for the untitled Episode IX - the third film in the current trilogy.

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi", Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement.

The first film will be written and directed by Johnson and though he may then turn over the reigns to someone new, he will still be there to shepherd the new trilogy as it progresses.

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He will also write and direct the first in the trilogy, and his frequent collaborator Ram Bergman will produce.

"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", Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy said of Johnson.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was full of praise for Johnson, saying, "Rian will do wonderful things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".

On the TV side, Iger announced in September that two of Disney's biggest cinematic franchises, "Star Wars" and Marvel, would migrate to Disney's entertainment streaming service, which is being positioned to compete with such services as Netflix.

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