Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilm have announced the next five Star Wars Films coming our way beginning with the first one December of 2016 and a new one every year through 2020. The list is impressive and already has fans commenting on who is and is not on the list of Episode VIII.
Are you ready for some major Star Wars Action? Although we don’t have a lot of information about the later films, we do know that the next one coming our way is:
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk. Rogue One follows a group of Rebel fighters on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. Directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, Rogue One: The Star Wars Story will be in theaters, December 16, 2016.
Fans of The Force Awakens will have to wait until May 26, 2017 for Star Wars Episode VIII, which reportedly stars: Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and for now Oscar Isacc. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, we will have to wait a bit for more updates, trailers and story line information.
With a working title of “The Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo“ next on the schedule, LucasFilm brings us back to a young Hans Solo and the story of how he became a smuggler and thief that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Skywalker first met at Mos Eisley. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the film has a release date of May 25, 2018. However no information about who will be starring has been released.
Star Wars: Episode IX comes next on the list with little known except for a tentative release date of 2019. To be directed by Colin Trevorrow and Written by Rian Johnson, this film will be one that many will be highly anticipating.
Last but by no means least on the list and one, I’m sure many Star Wars Fans will be thrilled about is Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett. The only information currently available is an estimated release date of 2020. Four long years to wait will have us anxious for any news. But for now we are happy to report that our need for Star Wars films will continue to be fed by the talented folks at LucasFilm.
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