"But when the opportunity presented itself to finish a story that we had begun with these new characters, to tell the last chapter of their story, it felt like there was a chance to do it in a way where we could go beyond, and do better than we did in [Episode VII]". Although the new trilogy continues the Skywalker saga, some fans are interested in the idea of exploring more stories with young Luke Skywalker with Sebastian Stan playing the iconic Jedi. "Let's start fresh", he said. Many of them, such as Canto Bight, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Empire's End: Aftermath and Phasma, contain unspecified links to the upcoming movie Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.
Creating a new "Star Wars" canon is, probably, the biggest decision Disney and Lucasfilm have ever made after the announcement of the current sequel trilogy.
As "Star Wars" fans gear up for "The Last Jedi", the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters.
Ryan Reynolds to star in 'Detective Pikachu'
No firm release date has yet been announced for Detective Pikachu , but with Reynolds on-board, that should come soon enough. The new film will be based on the already-successful franchise, introduced with video games in Japan in 1996.
Recently, John Boyega - who stars as Stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter Finn in the latest trilogy - revealed he wants to see a Yoda origin story get told. So, it will be the first movie series that will go beyond the original trilogy's narrative.
Whether or not Lucasfilm plans on exploring more adventures with Luke set during the original trilogy timeline is now unknown, but Alden Ehrenreich is already stepping into Harrison Ford's footsteps as Han Solo while Donald Glover is doing the same for Billy Dee Williams' Lando Calrissian for Solo: A Star Wars Story. "I'm just going to come up with something new and do it", he said.
"I'm just in the very beginning phases of coming up with it so right now the sky is kind of the limit", Johnson said while promoting "The Last Jedi" last week. "I feel like we need to approach this with the same excitement that we had when we were kids, loving what these movies were".