New Star Wars Trilogy and Director Set to Be Announced in January 2020. Recently, Disney released an updated premiere date list for theatrical releases between 2020 and 2023. Though many titles have been expected, such as a 5th Indiana Jones film and Avatar Sequels, one title has fans buzzing. An untitled Star Wars film is set to be released in late 2022, with two sequels expected to premiere in 2024 and 2026.
According to a report from THR, Disney and Lucasfilm are not just releasing more independent Star Wars stories. The studios plan to move forward with a brand new trilogy, formerly designed to be run by ‘Game of Thrones‘ writers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. The ‘GOT‘ pair backed out of the project over fears of backlash from the Star Wars fanbase, after previously dealing with tons of backlash over the final season of Game of Thrones. Another Star Wars trilogy is already in development from Director, Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi), but this new trilogy THR speaks of, will be a whole different set of stories taking place within the Star Wars universe.
THR shared, “Sources say Kennedy [Lucasfilm President] has a film on deck for 2022, but not the one being developed by The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson. (No announcement is planned until January.) Kennedy’s contract is up in 2021, so whether she will be on the job when this film is completed is not clear.”
It was also reported previously by THR that Marvel Studios’ newly appointed Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Feige, would try his hat at creating a new Star Wars Story after spitballing ideas with Disney Executive Alan Horn and Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy at a meeting earlier this year. Though it seems no concrete plans are yet in place, this could be the project Feige was reported to be interested in cultivating, but with the future of Marvel Studios in his hands, it’s likely Feige will merely oversee creative direction for a Star Wars film in a more hands-off role.
No formal statements about the new trilogy is expected until January 2020, leaving us to wonder, after the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker on December 20th, what’s next for Star Wars?
It will be very exciting to see where the Star Wars franchise is headed and what new stories are out there to discover a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
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