The pop culture world was just rocked with the news that a new trilogy of Star Wars films is in development from Disney, with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson helping with development.
“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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.”
“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”
As you would expect, Star Wars fans are having quite the reaction about this news online. Here's a round-up of some of our favorite tweets about the new Star Wars trilogy announcement.
The expansion of #StarWars storytelling confirms the brilliance of George Lucas to not name that first movie Star War.— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) November 9, 2017
The Rian Johnson trilogy not only gets me so hyped because it's new characters, but also because it tells me they feel great about The Last Jedi. #StarWars— Breminem (@BremTweets) November 9, 2017