It’s turning into a busy day for Star Wars news, and we’re still a month away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The announcement that Episode VIII‘s director and writer, Rian Johnson, is developing a brand new Star Wars trilogy would be big enough on its own, but Disney has even more plans for the galaxy far, far away.
During a very exciting earnings call, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed some of the plans for Disney’s currently unnamed streaming service, set to launch in 2019. There’s at least one Marvel project in the works (this likely won’t affect their Netflix shows…at least for now), a Monsters Inc. series, and, at last, a Star Wars live action series.
No details are available, and of course it would be 2019 at the earliest before we see this. But with Rian Johnson’s new trilogy said to “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored” perhaps this series will follow a similar lead. There’s little reason to continue to mine the era between the Clone Wars and the Original Trilogy, which has now been covered so well by two animated series and a film, and the saga of the Skywalkers is no longer the center of the Star Wars universe.
More as we hear it…