Johnson expanding ‘Star Wars’
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