Big news from a galaxy far, far away! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has announced the release dates for three new Star Wars films. They will be hitting theaters in December of 2022, 2024, and 2026. Titles have yet to be revealed, and it's not clear if these are films being developed by Rian Johnson, or David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Find out more from THR below:
In a major overhaul, Disney has updated the studio's and Fox's theatrical release schedules.
As a part of that shake-up, major moves have been made to Fox titles and multiple Disney titles have been revealed, including three untitled Star Wars movies.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will conclude the nine-picture saga that began with the original 1977 film, what comes next has been a mystery. Disney has dated three untitled Star Wars films, the first hint of the franchise's big screen future. They are set for Dec. 16, 2022, Dec. 12, 2024 and Dec. 18, 2026.
While it is unclear what the new untitled Star Wars films will tackle, it is known that The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson is developing his own trilogy, while Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are penning their own trilogy.
There's been at least one Star Wars film every year since 2015's The Force Awakens, however Disney has indicated it would take a big-screen breather after The Rise of Skywalker, as Lucasfilm is focusing on series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Projects including Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian and an untitled Diego Luna-led Rogue One prequel. In April at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy told The Hollywood Reporter she was plotting out the future of Star Wars on the big screen in consultation with Johnson, Benioff, Weiss and Favreau.
“We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy, we're really looking at the next 10 years or more,” Kennedy said.
More details will be posted as they become available. Till then, take the time to celebrate more Star Wars!
The official press release from Walt Disney Studios can be found here: https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com
A PDF of the complete film release schedule can be found here: https://www.waltdisneystudios.com/assets/disney-release-schedule-5.7.19.pdf
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