'Last Jedi' director Rian Johnson to oversee new 'Star Wars' trilogy
November 11, 2017 | 8:24 PM
by Reuters
A new trilogy of "Star Wars" films by Walt Disney Co.

The galaxy far, far away is expanding further on screen with a new trilogy of "Star Wars" films outside of the ongoing Skywalker saga, Walt Disney Co said Thursday, to be overseen by Rian Johnson, the director of the franchise's upcoming film "The Last Jedi." Johnson, 43, will write and direct the first of a new "Star Wars" trilogy that will bring new characters and worlds not yet explored on screen, Disney said.

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