New 'Star Wars' trilogy with new characters in development

10 November, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Star Wars Battlefront II's Progression is a Good Start

Meanwhile, Johnson's upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi will pick up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off, following Rey (Daisy Ridley) as she continues her epic journey with Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the next chapter of the original saga.

"We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi", says Lucasfilm boss and producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Johnson will write and direct the new trilogy, which does not yet have a time of estimated release. Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic, and new trilogy.

But Johnson proved to be a hit with just about everyone involved with The Last Jedi, and the cast gave him high praise during last spring's Star Wars Celebration.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Johnson's first venture into a galaxy far, far away, opens in theaters on December 15.


Ahead of its hotly-anticipated launch next week, Electronic Arts has unveiled a new featurette for Star Wars Battlefront II, which showcases the game's protagonist, Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite Imperial special forces unit tasked with getting revenge on the Rebellion following the death of the Emperor and the destruction of the second Death Star.

In addition to the announcement of new movies, Disney chief Robert Iger also used a financial earnings call with analysts to announce that a live-action TV series set in the Star Wars universe is once again in active development, and is taking aim at a release on Disney's planned new streaming service launching in 2019.

"The Last Jedi", which follows on from 2015's hit film "The Force Awakens" and is expected to focus on Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), will be in theaters on December 15.

"The WSJ did a feature on this "Netflix v Disney" showdown that's coming, and the trade states the following: ".while [Disney] now produces Marvel superhero series such as "Daredevil" for Netflix, new Marvel shows in the future are expected to live on the company's own streaming service".

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