Disney Confirms New "Star Wars" Trilogy With Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson to direct new Star Wars trilogy

In 2015, the Star Wars franchise returning to theaters with its long-awaited seventh episode, The Force Awakens.

For Kennedy, the move looks to bring stability to the franchise's directing chair after the very public firings of "Star Wars" franchise directors Colin Trevorrow (who was replaced by J.J. Abrams) and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who were replaced by Ron Howard). If your anticipation for The Last Jedi wasn't already at a fever pitch, the confirmation the studio is making Johnson the custodian of Star Wars' future is all you needed to hear.

Disney shares rose more than 1 percent after Chief Executive Bob Iger said Disney had struck a deal with Rian Johnson, director of upcoming film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", to create a new trilogy in the blockbuster science fiction series. StarWars.com also have the full report, confirming Johnson's involvement as writer and director of the trilogy, with Ram Bergman to produce.

Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy said in helming The Last Jedi, the director has proven that his vision is exactly what Disney wants moving forward. "Rian will do incredible things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy", Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement.

EPA approves bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight Zika
To tackle the mosquito-problem, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the release of lab-reared mosquitoes . The country has allowed large-scale releases of such mosquitoes in response to an epidemic of the Zika virus that began in 2015.

No casting or release dates have been disclosed. "'Star Wars" is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. "Rian will do incredible things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".

These announcements add to the heaps of Star Wars content on the horizon.

While we all love Star Wars and everything that comes with it, it will be interesting to see how fans react to completely new characters having bonded with the Skywalker bloodline and all the familiar aliens we've grown to love.

Related News:



Most liked

Disney to charge less than Netflix for its streaming service
The House of Mouse will also develop an original live-action Star Wars TV series for its direct-to-consumer SVOD service . Iger spoke at length about the streaming service, which still doesn't have an official name, during an investor's call.

MOP issue can not be heard in open court, says Supreme Court
The said petition was being heard by a bench headed by the present Chief Justice of India. The happenings in the court on Thursday, too, were intriguing.

Moscow plans retaliation to "US pressure on Russian media"
RT has become a focus of the USA investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This is not the first time Russian Federation has criticized the USA for taking actions against its media outlets.

Driverless Bus Crashes on First Day
They will also examine how pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars react to it. Police gave the truck driver a citation. The driverless future is coming.

Yemen on brink of world's 'largest starvation in decades'
Since August 2014, Yemen has remained devastated in a conflict between the governmental forces and the Houthi insurgents. The Arab world's poorest country, Yemen is nearly totally dependent on imports for food, fuel and medicine.

Hulu is now available on Nintendo Switch
If Nintendo hits its mark, that would mean the Switch could best its predecessor's (the Wii U) lifetime sales in a single year. After months of waiting, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is getting its very first video streaming app today.

TripAdvisor Accused Of Deleting Resort Rape Report
The company also has maintained that it doesn't take reviews or forum posts down because they include rape or sexual assault . TripAdvisor replaced the comments with a generic explanation that the posts were "inappropriate" and "off-topic".

Colts Release Vontae Davis
The problem is that the team had outright denied he has been injured, and Davis yesterday took issue with how it has been handled. The 29-year-old reportedly had been seeking additional medical opinions before accepting the decision to have surgery.

EA to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn
Electronic Arts (EA -2%) has a deal to acquire Respawn Entertainment , the studio that created the Titanfall franchise . Accompanying this news is the revelation that Respawn seems to already be at work on three different projects for EA.

Rand Paul's neighbor pleads not guilty to breaking Republican senator's ribs
Rene Boucher, Paul's 59-year-old neighbor, appeared in Warren County Circuit Court Thursday before Judge Brent Potter. Boucher's lawyer said Monday that the attack was "a very regrettable dispute" that was "trivial".

Claims of 'ample' evidence to impeach Trump
Trump had tweeted shortly after the ad aired during the show "Fox & Friends", which the president is known to frequently watch. However, Fox News has stood up to Steyer, and refused to run these hyper-partisan and radical ads on their TV station.

Delhi pollution tracker | From odd-even to fines, struggle to curb smog continues
Vehicles driven by women (only), including children of age up to 12 years travelling with them - will be exempted. Some buses to Noida, Ghaziabad and Agra have also been cancelled for the time being.

Suarez reveals why Coutinho want to leave Liverpool
Barcelona made several attempts to land him in August, with bids in the region of £100 million made, but they were knocked back. And, lo and behold, during the worldwide break, Sport have made some big claims on Barcelona's pursuit of Coutinho .

GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest
Essentially, wealthier individuals would see their tax rate increase be 6% for income between $1 and $1.2 million. The House version would collapse the current seven tax brackets into four, while the Senate would retain seven.

Terry Crews files sexual assault report with LAPD
He wrote that the man groped "his privates" in front of his wife and then "grinned like a jerk". "'240 lbs. The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into the sexual assault claim by Mr.