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Rian Johnson expanding 'Star Wars' for new trilogy

Rian Johnson expanding 'Star Wars' for new trilogy
From Reuters - December 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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 far-away corners of the galaxy, Walt Disney Co said in November.

Im just in the very beginning phases of coming up with it so right now the sky is kind of the limit, Johnson said while promoting The Last Jedi 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.

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