‘The Last Jedi’ Director, Rian Johnson, Addresses Rumors About Another Star Wars Trilogy

It’s the end of an era. As the ninth movie in the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker ends the sequel trilogy and the entire story of Anakin and Luke. Now, some Star Wars fans are wondering what’s next for this franchise. Is Rian Johnson directing another trilogy? Here’s what we know about future projects, premiering in theaters and on Disney’s streaming platform, entitled Disney+.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ premieres in theaters on Dec. 19, 2019

It feels like fans just met Rey when she was a scavenger on Jakku. Now, this character holds the legacy of the Jedi on her shoulders, facing Kylo Ren, the First Order, and Darth Sidious in the upcoming movie. The final film in this sequel trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker, premieres in theaters Dec. 20, 2019.

Already it’s broken a few records for the Walt Disney Company, earning millions in box office pre-sales. The official trailer for this movie currently holds over 33 million views on YouTube. Now, fans are wondering what comes next for characters like Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and Poe.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is the last film in the Skywalker Saga

As the last movie in the sequel trilogy, The Rise of Skywalker will presumably be the last time fans see characters like Rey, Finn, and Poe. During one interview for Variety, John Boyega said he would potentially do another feature film if Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac did, but he’s definitely not interested in a spin-off series.

“I ain’t getting no Disney Plus!” John Boyega, the actor who portrays Finn said. “I’m watching it, though, but I’ll stay in the feature films.”

So, what’s next for the Star Wars franchise? Will there be another feature film, premiering in 2020? According to some, there could be another trilogy premiering. However, this story would exist separate from Luke Skywalker and Rey.

Director Rian Johnson and the cast of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Director Rian Johnson and the cast of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Will there be another Star Wars movie after ‘The Rise of Skywalker,’ directed by Rian Johnson?

There’s good news for Star Wars fans. Although this is the last movie featuring characters like Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, Disney has plenty of plans for the Star Wars Universe. That includes television shows premiering exclusively on their streaming platform.

That includes The Mandalorian, a series based on the characters of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi television show, starring Ewan McGregor. According to Time, there is also a Star Wars trilogy in the works, to be written and directed by The Last Jedi’s director, Rian Johnson. Although Time Magazine reported there’s another sequel trilogy in the works, Rian Johnson responded to claims earlier in 2019.

“I’m still talking to Lucasfilm. They haven’t announced anything,” the director said during an interview with Variety. “Every single day there’s a new thing. Until it’s up on StarWars.com, don’t believe it.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters Dec. 20, 2019. To learn more about Disney+ and to subscribe, visit their website.