In a statement released on StarWars.com, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy continued the praise that has followed Johnson's work on the latest Star Wars film, while speaking on what will come next. “We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kennedy. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”
As he shapes the new Trilogy, Ram Bergman will be along for the ride to produce. Johnson will write and direct the first film, with more details to follow.
Beyond the films, Disney CEO Robert Iger has also confirmed that the long-buzzed-about live-action Star Wars television series will finally happen, set to debut on Disney's upcoming streaming service. Look for more details on that in the months ahead!
Pictured Top: A promotional image from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. Could Johnson's Trilogy somehow be tied to that popular piece of Star Wars lore? Only time will tell.