Lucasfilm has recently announced three new Star Wars stories that will be hitting the big screen. The announcement was made during the Celebration Europe event, and interestingly, none of these projects had release dates attached to them.
This is not surprising considering the studio’s track record of adding Star Wars movies to Disney’s release schedule, only to scrap them a few months later. The latest attempt at a Star Wars movie, Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron, was meant to be released this Christmas, but it is currently in limbo.
However, with the current slate of films, Star Wars is entering a new era of storytelling, and hopefully, the franchise’s speed bumps are a thing of the past.
One of the stories in development at Lucasfilm will be directed by James Mangold, and it will focus on the first Jedi the galaxy ever saw, giving an origin story to the Order that has sworn to protect the galaxy over many centuries.
Mangold is currently working on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny for the studio, which reinforces the idea that they are impressed with what he has done with the action blockbuster starring Harrison Ford.
The second film that was talked about during the event was the culmination of the story that began in 2019 when the first episode of The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+. Dave Filoni will sit behind the camera for a cinematic event that will wrap up the story of Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu, as well as everything connected to the show’s spin-offs, such as Ahsoka and Skeleton Crew.
While the plot for the movie is currently unknown, rumors are already circulating about the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn, which may pose a threat to Djarin and his friends.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film featuring Daisy Ridley as Rey will be coming first, followed a year later by the movie including the storylines from The Mandalorian. However, Lucasfilm has not made an official announcement regarding release dates yet.
It is important to note that the next untitled Star Wars film is set for 2025 in Disney’s schedule, which means that audiences may be looking at 2025 and 2026 as possible release windows for the return of the galaxy far, far away to theaters.
While fans eagerly await official release date announcements for the new Star Wars movies, they can check out the trailer for the next live-action series set in the franchise, Ahsoka. With exciting new stories and characters on the horizon, the future of Star Wars looks promising.