John­son ex­pand­ing ‘Star Wars’

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LOS AN­GE­LES: As Star Wars fans gear up for The Last Jedi, the an­tic­i­pated next in­stall­ment in the Sky­walker se­ries, its star and writer-di­rec­tor shed some light on how the fran­chise was map­ping a fu­ture beyond the beloved char­ac­ters.

Rian John­son, writer-di­rec­tor of The Last Jedi, will be over­see­ing a new tril­ogy of Star Wars films that will ex­plore far­away cor­ners of the galaxy, Walt Dis­ney Co. said in Novem­ber.

“I’m just in the very begin­ning phases of com­ing up with it so right now the sky is kind of the limit,” John­son said last week.

“The ap­peal of it to me is to do a new story told over three movies, to have that kind of can­vas, to be in the Star Wars world and to have the feel of a Star Wars film,” he said.

Dis­ney pur­chased Lu­cas­film in 2012 for US$4 bil­lion, and re­booted the Star Wars fran­chise with the Sky­walker tril­ogy and stand­alone films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. — Reuters


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