12 Dec 2017 12:55 PM +00:00 UTC

Rian Johnson Talks His Upcoming Star Wars Trilogy; Explains His Pitch To Kathleen Kennedy

Though Rey and Finn's adventures end in 2019 with Star Wars Episode IX, Rian Johnson has been given the green light to make his own Star Wars trilogy set apart from the Skywalkers. As Johnson tells Star Wars.com, the trilogy is still in its very preliminary stages, but he did give a solid pitch to Luacsfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.

Johnsons says:

"I'm just at the beginning of the beginning of the beginning with it. It really just came about because we had such a great time making VIII, not just with the production, but Kathy, Ram [Bergman] my producer, and I, we all just got along so well. […] My pitch was basically, ‘Let's give ourselves a clear, blue, open sky. Let's say we can set this anywhere, and it's not gonna be dealing with the characters that we've already established. Let's create a whole new group of folks, a whole new set of circumstances, and let's go to new places and let's create a mythic, beautiful, emotional, fun Star Wars story over three films.'"

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Though Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn't come out yet, it looks like Lucasfilm is very pleased with what Johnson has brought them, confident enough to give him his own trilogy to start. Let's just hope it doesn't turn out like it did for Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Colin Trevorrow, who were suddenly fired from their Star Wars movies years after putting work into them.

It has been confirmed that Johnson's new trilogy will not be set during the timeline of the Old Republic so a lot of fans are curious on which directions he is choosing to go. Hopefully it's something entirely fresh and new, but also gives us that feeling that we're in the Star Wars universe.

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out Dec. 15.

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