Director Rian Johnson's first movie for Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, was most certainly limited in what he could explore due to its focus on well-established characters, but his new trilogy apparently won't have any restrictions.
"Right now there's all the freedom in the world," Johnson told IGN. "That's the whole thing that's exciting to me is let's go some new places, let's meet some new folks, let's see what else is out there. Let's have one story told over three films in this galaxy with no limitations. It's pretty exciting."
The release dates for Johnson's trilogy are currently unknown. The series will reportedly step away from the Skywalkers and focus on an unexplored part of Star Wars lore. Meanwhile, Johnson's The Last Jedi is due out this month.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, written and directed by Rian Johnson, will be the next film in the Star Wars franchise and opens in theaters Dec. 15. The movie stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as 'DJ,' Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.