In a conference call for investors today, Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson would create a new Star Wars trilogy.
The new trilogy will expand from the original nine episode story penned by Star Wars creator George Lucas.
For the first film, Johnson will work with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman, who will produce.
LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy said of Johnson, “Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this trilogy.”
No timetable for any new films has been established.