Rian Johnson to create new 'Star Wars' trilogy

Disney just performed an old Jedi mind trick on Wall Street

DISNEY on Thursday announced plans for a new Star Wars film trilogy and a live-action TV series as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. The power of its characters and brands are the reason many investors stick with the company despite its challenges.

Rian Johnson, who is behind the forthcoming new instalment The Last Jedi - the eighth film in the Star Wars saga and the second in the sequel trilogy - will create the three new films.

Total revenue from Disney's cable business, the largest unit which includes ESPN and the Disney Channel, fell marginally to $3.95 billion in the fourth quarter, missing the $4.06 billion consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Such a massive and lucrative undertaking would surely go beyond the basic idea of a new trilogy.

We're nearly two movies into the third trilogy of the Star Wars saga but Disney is already gearing up for the next three films - and we don't mean the stand-alone ones.

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Johnson is the director of the upcoming "Star Wars" installment "The Last of the Jedi". "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi", she said.

This latest Star Wars saga isn't even over and it's already been announced that Disney has another trilogy in store for the saga that happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. And it looks like Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has been very happy with Johnson's vision of the Star Wars universe that Lucasfilm has chose to put him in charge of a whole new Star Wars trilogy. As it turns out, they weren't just lip service - they were the first clues The Last Jedi is extraordinary.

The space opera franchise has seen several other spin-offs, including anthology film Rogue One and the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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