Disney has announced it will be releasing three more Star Wars movies following the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga this year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new movies will land the weekend before Christmas every two years from 2022 – so, 16 December 2022, 20 December 2024 and 18 December 2026.
None of the movies have titles at the moment and as yet no story-lines have been revealed either, but we do know that they will be outside of the nine movies which have been dubbed the ‘Skywalker Saga’ – which includes all the main Star Wars movies to date as well as the upcoming flick The Rise of Skywalker.
It was announced a while back that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was working on a trilogy that will be completely separate from the Skywalker Saga – so could this be that?
Speaking back in 2017, at the time of The Last Jedi‘s release, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: “We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi. He’s a creative force and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career.
“Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”
Earlier this year it was reported that Johnson had ditched the Star Wars franchise, but he put those rumors to bed and took to Twitter to confirm that he was ‘still working on the trilogy’.
Johnson isn’t the only name attached to the new movies, though. ING reported back in February last year that Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies.
A statement from Kennedy at the time read: “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss added: “In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We are honoured by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
It looks like it could be an interesting few years for Star Wars fans.