In a new interview with Uproxx, his ruled out the possibility.
"We were just generally talking about what we could do", the filmmaker told Collider. The first of his new trilogy is expected in 2021... "But when the opportunity presented itself to finish a story that we had begun with these new characters, to tell the last chapter of their story, it felt like there was a chance to do it in a way where we could go beyond, and do better than we did in [Episode VII]". "Let's start fresh", he said. Many of them, such as Canto Bight, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Empire's End: Aftermath and Phasma, contain unspecified links to the upcoming movie Episode VIII - The Last Jedi.
Creating a new "Star Wars" canon is, probably, the biggest decision Disney and Lucasfilm have ever made after the announcement of the current sequel trilogy. "Episode IX" is still in development and will not hit theaters until 2019, talks about the next films in the "Star Wars" franchise are already swirling around. Of course, 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gave us the explanation of how this was possible, but we saw the same thing happen in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens when Finn, Rey, Han, and Chewbacca worked together to shut down the Starkiller Base with a few well-placed bombs.
Anyone involved in making a Star Wars film is sure to feel massive amounts of pressure to do a good job, knowing how passionate the saga's fandom can be. Being the only film person his friend knew, Solomon went on to call Hamill's agent, explaining that "this lovely boy (who) watched Star Wars everyday wanted to meet NOT Mark Hamill, but the actual CHARACTER that he played". As Johnson was asked about this, he reportedly just answered with a "smirk". As a result, we see a amusing little video of Stan reading some of Luke's classic lines.
Here are 5 bold predictions on how the First Order is going to take charge in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, he promised that he would be following Luke's line, thus it will definitely be about the Jedi and "their place in the universe".