"We can't wait to continue with this new series of films".
The entertainment giant has reached an agreement with Rian Johnson, the director of the most awaited movie of 2017 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", to make a new trilogy of Star Wars. There is also now no release date for the new trilogy's first entry.
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.
Johnson will write and direct the first installment, with his longtime collaborator Ram Bergman on-board to produce.
The original franchise, created by George Lucas, has nine films, including The Last Jedi and the final instalment known as Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set to be released in 2019 and is being directed by JJ Abrams.
Disney is also making three standalone "Star Wars" films outside of the Skywalker saga, 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 film franchise.
Disney chief Bob Iger announced the plans Thursday in a call with investment analysts.
Soon fans will be able to check out Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it hits USA theaters on December 15, 2017.
The Force Awakens generated more than US$2 billion (S$2.72 billion) in worldwide box office revenue. This year, "The Last Jedi" is expected to propel Disney to the top of the USA box office for a second straight year.
During the test, Twitter found that users who tweeted more received more likes, retweets and mentions. Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving almost everyone 280 characters.
The Marion County Health Department offers free lead testing on all consumer products every Thursday from noon to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, the packaging for the brass spinner says the toy is appropriate for ages "6 and up".
The Giants also waived defensive end Jordan Williams and corner Tim Scott - both of whom played in Sunday's loss. Jenkins was late returning to the team after the bye week, missing a day with an unexcused absence.
The 23 GST Council meeting held at Guwahati restructured the GST frame and modified several tax rates for the public. The GST Council has been meeting every month since the new indirect tax regime was introduced on July 1, 2017.
Why?" Terry Crews walked out of LAPD's Hollywood Division with resolve to go after a powerful Hollywood agent for sexual assault . The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor elaborated further in his tweet about why he waited so long to speak on the incident.
The U.S. administration says it seeks a diplomatic solution to the nuclear standoff but "all options" are on the table. It was not pleasant for them, was it?' said Trump, who wore a leather bomber jacket as he addressed the troops.
Keith Schiller spoke to the committee on Tuesday in a closed-door interview, but three sources confirmed the topic to NBC News. He said he relayed the offer to Trump as they made their way to the billionaire's Moscow hotel room and Trump laughed it off.
Despite the campaign's clear denial of the allegations, several politicians have come forward calling for Moore to step down. An Alabama candidate for the US Senate is strongly denying allegations that he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl.
In July a year ago , a Tunisian man ploughed a 19-tonne truck into a crowd in the southern city of Nice, killing 86 people. Initial information about the conditions of the injured - identified by authorities only as Chinese students - conflicted.
The coat lining matching the graphic on the shirt is a lovely touch, but this is a very interesting look for a new Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: "hope".
It will then come to Google Maps to Android, at which point it will expand to include grocery stores, the company says. Search for a restaurant using Google, and you're already told the times of day at which a particular place is busiest.
WOW air plans flights out of JFK
Budget airline Wow Air has announced it is selling one-way flights from London Stansted to JFK International in NY for as low as £99 ($130).
Alex Gordon wins fifth Gold Glove award
Winners are determined using a combination of advanced metrics (25 percent) and coach and manager voting (75 percent). This is Hosmer's fourth Gold Glove, which ties catcher Salvador Perez for third-most among Royals players.