In December 2023 it will be four years without films of Star Wars On cinemas. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker was the last film that brought together the fandom of the franchise, today in the hands of Disney, which already has plans for the next galactic installments.
According to a report published on the website of The Hollywood Reporter (THR)Disney and Lucasfilm are expected to reveal the film plans at Star Wars Celebration, scheduled for April in London, UK.
It was expected that Rogue Squadron, the announced installment directed by Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, would be released in December 2022, but now it is off the calendar, in the background and in a limbo from which it may not come out.
In May 2022, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucas Film, confirmed that Rogue Squadron had been dropped by the studio. However, not everything is said in the Star Wars universe.
Disney’s plans for the next Star Wars movie
According to THR’s report, Disney has redoubled its efforts to return the Star Wars franchise to theaters and in the company by talking about two specific projects.
One of those projects has Damon Lindelof as showrunner, a renowned screenwriter and producer who has worked on Star Trek: Into Darkness, Watchmen, among others. The screenwriter led a writers room last July to craft a story for a feature film that would follow up the sequel trilogy, which ended with The Rise of Skywalker.
On the other hand, people continue to talk about the film being developed by Taika Waititi, who insisted in 2022 that it will expand the Star Wars universe: “I don’t think it’s useless in the Star Wars universe to make a movie in which everyone says : ‘Oh, cool, well, those are the plans for the Millennium Falcon, oh, that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother.’
“I’d like to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like a very small story.”
While Star Wars has the third season of The Mandalorian and the long-awaited Ahsoka starring Rosario Dawson and Skeleton Crew produced by Jon Watts, the essence of the franchise is on the big screen and fans hope to have a great story again. On cinemas.