Rian Johnson to helm new Star Wars trilogy; Unconnected to Skywalker saga

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Originally developed as a weapon of war on Fiji the Totokia saw use on the battlefields of World War 1

He will be joined for the new venture by long-time collaborator Ram Bergman as a producer.

"Rian will do fantastic things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy", Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement.

Beginning in December, players will receive a wealth of new content for Star Wars Battlefront II free of charge provided they have Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus memberships.

The Walt Disney Co. has announced that Rian Johnson will create a new trilogy for the "Star Wars" universe, greatly expanding the director's command over George Lucas' ever-expanding space saga. "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. Johnson will explore an all-new part of the galaxy and introduce brand new characters, meaning we probably won't be gliding off of nostalgia and references like we have with some of these other movies. As digging for secret connections between movies and books and shows is the most favorite pastime of every single hardcore Star Wars fan ever, it'll still be hard to convince them this is something new. Poe Dameron's T-70 X-wing is also upgraded with a new ability inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This all new chapter of Star Wars Battlefront II's single-player story mode will be available December 13. "Rian will do wonderful things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy". "We can't wait to continue with this new series of films". Coming just a few days before the next Star Wars movie named also The Last Jedi, DICE wants you to make the biggest decision any Star Wars fan has to make, "which side are you on?".

Iger also announced that a new "Star Wars" TV series set for 2019 will appear on Disney's forthcoming streaming service.

For everyone who doesn't pre order the game, Star Wars Battlefront 2 arrives on November 17.

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