Once The Force Awakens was released to financial and critical acclaim, the movie managed to rekindle the Star Wars flame, showing people that they could trust in the franchise again.
The studio and the filmmaker have struck a deal to develop a new "Star Wars" trilogy, Disney Chairman Bob Iger announced.
Details about this upcoming trilogy is unknown.
Lucasfilm'sKathleen Kennedy says Johnson "will do unbelievable things with the blank canvas". He will write and direct the first movie in the new trilogy, which Lucasfilm has not announced a timeline for. While there is always the chance that Disney will opt to start a brand new original story, there is actually a character already in their arsenal that would make for the flawless character for a television series... and her name is Doctor Aphra.
The force of "Star Wars" lifted Walt Disney Co shares as the promise of a new film trilogy overshadowed disappointing quarterly results and struggles at the media company's television business.
"The Last Jedi" isn't in theatres yet, but its director, Rian Johnson, is already getting a big vote of confidence from Disney.
Johnson served as writer and director of "The Last Jedi", which is set to hit theaters on December 15.
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.
Disney is also making three standalone Star Wars films, including last year's Rogue One and next year's Solo: A Star Wars Story, following the origins of the charming roguish smuggler Han Solo, made famous by Harrison Ford in the franchise.
Previously, Styles held the WWE Championship for 140 days until losing it to John Cena in January at the Royal Rumble . Tuesday on SmackDown , AJ Styles ' shocking triumph over Jinder Mahal sent waves of elation thought the WWE Universe.
A police statement said: 'The RCMP believe that this was a targeted incident and that all parties were known to each other'. When authorities responded to a auto accident on Monday in Alberta, Canada , they found a carload of naked people.
Federer took the court wearing a kilt and Murray sported a tartan hat, much to the approval of the 1,100 people in the crowd. TENNIS ace Roger Federer received the sweetest welcome when he touched down in Scotland today - from Andy Murray's granny.
Judging from what her agent said , it was likely the incident happened before 2005, which is when de Rossi came out as gay. Portia de Rossi opened up about her sexual harassment encounter with Steven Seagal . "I said, 'isn't that illegal?"
Barcelona made several attempts to land him in August, with bids in the region of £100 million made, but they were knocked back. Suarez during his Liverpool days. " He is a footballer, who today, plays at a very high level ", he said.
The army chief had earlier confirmed Jadhav's death sentence after a court martial found him "guilty of all charges". However, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) stopped Pakistan from carrying out the punishment on May 18.
An Israeli startup has filed suit against Apple, accusing the tech giant of using its dual-camera technology without permission. That is actually more or less common knowledge but it's a different matter if Apple openly makes such a boast.
Rene Boucher pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of assaulting his longtime neighbor while Paul was mowing his lawn last week. Boucher's lawyer said Monday that the attack was "a very regrettable dispute" that was "trivial".
According to the global organization, Colombian coca farmers grew enough coca to produce more than 850 tons of cocaine in 2016. Additionally, the government is targeting the groups that use drug trafficking either for criminal or political purposes.
It's hard to feel bad for Roger Goodell , a man that has made more than $200 million as National Football League commissioner. Thanks to that, it is another week of more reports stating there's a rift between Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell .
SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam
He also said that the allegations made by some lawyers against the Chief Justice should be treated as contempt of court. It directed the CBI to produce these documents in sealed cover before Constitution Bench on the coming Monday.
Harry Potter to come under augmented reality spell
Despite previously denying that it had any plans to make a Harry Potter AR game, Niantic has partnered with Warner Bros. Details on the game are pretty scarce, so it's not clear what the game will involve or what its mechanics will be.