With the release of last year’s The Rise Of Skywalker, the epic Skywalker Saga came to a close.
But does that mean we won’t be getting any more Star Wars movies? Well, we are happy to report that answer is very much no as there is still plenty to explore within that galaxy.
Now, the ending of the Skywalker Saga does mean it really is anybody’s guess as to where the series will go next, but a couple of films will be coming our way, including ones from Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) head honcho Kevin Feige.
Want to know more details and what is confirmed? Well, let’s break it down.
Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie
The director behind hit films like Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok is officially helming an upcoming Star Wars movie, co-writing the screenplay with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Waititi has worked within the world of Star Wars before, voicing droid IG-11 in Disney+ show The Mandalorian, also directing the season one finale.
Very little is unknown about the upcoming movie, but we guess it is the start of a planned trilogy with the first instalment due for release in December 2023 after being delayed a year due to the pandemic.
A New Trilogy
As we just said, a new trilogy has been planned with the films hitting cinemas December 2023, 2025 and 2027.
Although we predict the first will be helmed by Waititi, as it has been announced he is officially directing an upcoming movie, it hasn’t been confirmed yet whether this forms part of this trilogy.
Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were originally planned to be spearheading the trilogy, but they soon left the project claiming they were too busy working with Netflix.
Whilst there have been rumours the trilogy will be set in the time of the Old Republic, so hundreds of years before the prequel movies, nothing has been teased or confirmed.
Rian Johnson’s New Trilogy
Before The Last Jedi was even released in cinemas, it was announced that director Rian Johnson would be creating an all new Star Wars trilogy which would introduce to fans characters from an as of yet unexplored corner of the galaxy.
Being given a blank canvas, the new trilogy will explore a world which Star Wars lore is yet to uncover with Johnson saying the sky’s the limit.
Following the reaction to Johnson’s The Last Jedi, now famous for being the most divisive instalment yet, there were doubts that his trilogy had been quietly canceled but these rumours have been squashed by both the director and Lucasfilm.
As well as creating the upcoming trilogy, Johnson will write and direct the first entry.
Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Movie
Having smashed it out of the park with his work on the MCU, Kevin Feige is now set to tackle another huge franchise – Star Wars.
The producer, head of Marvel Studios and Star Wars fan will develop a new movie in collaboration with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, which is set to be quite something considering their previous extraordinary work.
Once again very little is known about the project, although it is rumoured Feige has already approached a major actor about a role in the film.
J.D. Dillard’s Star Wars Movie
Lucasfilm is clearly also looking to feature new and exciting voices in the future of Star Wars, tapping director J.D. Dillard (Sleight and Sweetheart) to develop a new project.
Writer Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage) will pen the screenplay for the movie which will either be released in cinemas or on Disney+.
It is thought the film will take place on the Sith planet of Exegol, which we saw in The Rise Of Skywalker, but this is yet to be confirmed.
Dillard is the first person of colour to develop a Star Wars project.
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