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There's a new "Star Wars" trilogy not so far, far away

(L-R) Daisy Ridley and director Rian Johnson on the set of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - Lucasfilm(LOS ANGELES) -- Star Wars fans, get ready to go deep into a new part of the galaxy far, far away!

A new Star Wars trilogy, led by The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson, is making its way to the big screen, Disney announced Thursday.

In the new film series, Johnson, along with producer Ram Bergman, who will collaborate with the director, will introduce new characters to the Star Wars universe. Bergman was a producer on The Last Jedi.

"We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi," Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. "Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films."

The new trilogy will be completely separate from what Johnson, 43, wrote in The Last Jedi, which continues the story from 2015's hit film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In The Last Jedi, out December 15, Daisy Ridley's Rey just battled Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, and is off to find a hiding Luke Skywalker, portrayed by Mark Hamill.

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