Work Has Already Begun on Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy With Star Wars: The Last Jedi now barely in the rearview mirror, work has already begun on Rian Johnson’s new trilogy of Star Wars films. Set in a previously unexplored part of the Star Wars galaxy, the new films will have no connection to the current trilogy. Disney gave Johnson the go-ahead to begin developing the new trilogy even before The Last Jedi hit theaters in December. Johnson was given the greenlight to make his own trilogy after J.J.