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Rian Johnson to Helm New Star Wars Trilogy!

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We have been wondering what the future of Star Wars holds after this latest trilogy wraps up, and apparently it involves Rian Johnson and no Skywalkers! StarWars.com has just announced that Rian Johnson will be helming a new Star Wars trilogy focusing on characters not yet explored in the Star Wars universe.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce. 

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new 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. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

So what could this mean? We might get a hint of something when we actually get to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Obviously Johnson left quite the impression on Kennedy and the gang. Perhaps it will be based on ideas that might have been left on the cutting room floor, or perhaps it could be based on something entirely new that he has dreamed up.

It might be interesting to separate this from the Force, and go in a totally different direction. What are you looking for in a Skywalker-less Star Wars trilogy? Leave your thoughts in the appropriate places!

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A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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Ron Howard Comments on the Future of ‘Solo’

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WARNING! SPOILERS below! If you have not seen the movie yet, DO NOT continue on! Now that the Solo: A Star Wars Story has been in release a few weeks, Ron Howard has started talking about the future of the franchise. He recently sat down with the people at Empire Magazine to discuss some of the reveals from the film, and the future of these characters in more films.

Not only does he discuss the potential of more films and even spin-offs from this one, but he talks about the references to Crimson Dawn and the other crime syndicates that are operating in this section of the official Star Wars timeline. He also talks about how the Kessel Run and the Millennium Falcon‘s escape pod were originally intended. He also talks about the appearance of a certain Sith Lord (well technically he isn’t one in this film), and more!

Check out the source link at the bottom of this article for the full read!

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is currently in theaters across the US.

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UPDATED – Lando Calrissian Getting a Spin-Off Film Next?

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Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story

UPDATE – io9 contacted Lucasfilm to confirm the information below, and was told that the quote was a tad bit mistranslated. It seems that Kennedy said the moving is something she would like to see at some point in the future.

Solo: A Star Wars Story doesn’t premiere for another week in the US, but it seems plans are already in the works for the next spin-off film in the Star Wars franchise. While talking with Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the studio’s plans for a Lando Calrissian movie.

“We think that the next spin-off will be dedicated to Lando Calrissian. Of course, there are still many stories to tell about Han and Chewbacca but Lando will be next.”

With the reviews coming in and the acclaim being given to Donald Glover for his portrayal of Lando Calrissian, this seems like a no-brainer for Lucasfilm. As always leave your thoughts in the appropriate places!

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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What Did Rian Johnson Think of Solo: A Star Wars Story?

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With the red carpet premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story behind us, first thoughts about the film are starting to hit the Internet. One of the bigger names revealing their thoughts on the film is Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Some fans will read his comments as nothing more than a Disney shill, while others might actually respect them (depends on which side of the fence you are on regarding The Last Jedi), and you have your right to those opinions.

Either way, you can check out his thoughts that he left on Imgur below!

Rian Johnson’s thoughts

You can read his comments below…

Donald Glover is great in it, but duh. Alden is terrific, he’s not doing a Harrison Ford impersonation but he brings his own charm and swagger to the character. The big surprise for me was Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bridge-Waller?) who has a few of the funniest moments I’ve ever seen in a Star Wars movie. I had never watched Fleabag (I know, I know, I need to watch it — I’m loving Killing Eve but she’s not in that, she only wrote it) so it was a pleasant surprise. The action scenes are true great. But who’s going to read this and take me seriously? I’d like to think I’d still be honest but it’s not like you’re going to come to my Instagram story for hard-edged film criticism on a Star Wars movie. See it though, it’s super fun. I should get back to writing. Jesus, what have I typed.

About the Han Solo Film:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson.

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.

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