He will also write and direct the first in the trilogy, and his frequent collaborator Ram Bergman will produce. There is also now no release date for the new trilogy's first entry.
The story of the new series will be different from the current Skywalker theme. Lucasfilm and Disney are very proud, calling The Last Jedi a "powerful film". With new characters and a new location, I doubt Knights of the Old Republic will be on the table.
"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". "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi", she said.
Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murder A Japanese court has sentenced a " Black Widow " who met wealthy partners via dating agencies and poisoned them with cyanide. When prosecutors asked her whether she killed her husband by poisoning him, she replied that there was "no mistake".
Ms Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement: "Rian will do incredible things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy".
That's high praise indeed when you consider Kennedy has butted heads with other directors who have contributed to Star Wars in recent years.
The Last Jedi, which follows on from 2015's hit film The Force Awakens and is expected to focus on Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), will be in theatres in Singapore on Dec 14.
After impatiently counting down the days to a new Star Wars movie's release, analyzing every frame of footage in the trailers, and poring over any information they can find, the one thing that's most important to fans is the answer to the question "is the film any good?" A live-action "Star Wars" TV series also is being developed for a streaming service that Disney is launching to capture online audiences, Iger said.
Waymo's Self-Driving Cars to Ditch Human Test Drivers
Waymo brought its driverless cars to Novi last month in a push to test the vehicles in snow, sleet and ice this winter. Companies testing autonomous cars typically have a human on hand ready to step in if the auto malfunctions.
Alex Gordon wins fifth Gold Glove award
The Platinum Glove will be awarded November 10, during the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award Ceremony. Meanwhile, the Twins were represented by two first-time winners in Buxton and Dozier.
Star Wars TV Series Planned for Streaming Service
All are destined for their planned streaming service and include a new live-action Star Wars series, a Monsters Inc . Disney already owns properties such as Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar and ESPN and is looking to expand.