Magazine article Screen International

Disney, Rian Johnson Plot New 'Star Wars' Trilogy

Magazine article Screen International

Disney, Rian Johnson Plot New 'Star Wars' Trilogy

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Streaming service to launch in late 2019 at ’substantially’ lower cost than Netflix.

Rian Johnson, whose Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to open through Buena Vista on December 15, will create a new trilogy set in the Stars Wars universe and will write and direct the first instalment.

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced the news during an otherwise disappointing fourth quarter earnings call on Thursday (November 9), adding that the company also plans a live-action Star Wars series that will run on its upcoming streaming service.

The platform is expected to launch at the end of 2019 and will initially cost “substantially” less than the $10.99 that Netflix subscribers pay, due to what will at first be a smaller inventory.

Iger said the streaming platform would also carry TV series based on Pixar hit Monsters Inc. and Disney Channel’s High School Musical franchise, as well as an original Marvel property.

Johnson and producing partner Ram Bergman will get to work on a live-action trilogy involving new characters and said in a statement: “We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi. …

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