What the future of Star Wars looks like after Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalkeris the tip of an period, the end result of the Skywalker saga and a farewell to characters we’ve recognized for the previous 40 years.
However as followers know from spinoff anthology movieslike Rogue Oneand Solo, and reveals like The Mandalorian, there’s a complete galaxy of Star Wars tales left to discover. Whereas Disney CEO Bob Iger says Lucasfilm will take a little bit of a break after the tip of the Skywalker saga, there’s a pipeline is stuffed with motion pictures and tv reveals ready within the wings. Amidst a flurry of rumored and canceled tasks — most not too long ago Sport of Thronescreators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss departed a prospected trilogy — there are some stable, in-development tasks. Not all of them have concrete dates, and even something greater than a reputation hooked up, however with names like Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, and Leslye Headland hooked up, hopefully the tasks within the works will all take flight. Right here’s all the things we learn about each upcoming Star Wars challenge.
With the Skywalker Saga within the rear view mirror (do Corellian gentle freighters have these?), plans are in movement for the following cycle of Star Wars options. Based on a brand new reportfrom The HollywoodReporter, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has a movie ready within the wings for 2022, with a director set to be introduced in January. After the ending of The Rise of Skywalker, we’re nonetheless ready on that Broom Boy sequel…
On Could 4 2020, Lucasfilm introduced that Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) will direct and co-write a brand new Star Wars film for theatrical launch. Waititi will co-write the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Final Evening in Soho). There isn’t any scheduled launch date for this challenge — or perhaps a affirmation that that is certainly the “subsequent” Star Wars movie. Waititi’s present challenge is Thor: Love and Thunder, which was pushed from a late 2021 launch to Feb. 2022. Whereas all of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies bought shuffled round resulting from COVID-19 issues, the impact of the pandemic on presumably scheduled Star Wars movies stays to be seen.
Marvel Studios’ president is reportedly working with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to develop a brand new Star Wars film and usher in a “new period in Star Wars storytelling.” There are not any plot particulars, character particulars, or timeline particulars, however a supply toldthe Hollywood Reporter that “Feige has advised a serious actor that there’s a particular function he would love that particular person to play if and when he makes the film.”
Introduced within the lead as much as (and earlier than the controversy over) The Final Jedi, Lucasfilm rehired Rian Johnson to direct a wholly new trilogy set within the Star Wars universe. It can function new characters and presumably happen in a wholly totally different period, a pointy departure from the insular Skywalker saga.
“All of us liked working with Rian on The Final Jedi,” stated Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm in a statement. “He’s a inventive power, and watching him craft The Final Jedifrom begin to end was one of many nice joys of my profession. Rian will do superb issues with the clean canvas of this new trilogy.”
Manufacturing on this trilogy isn’t set and whereas Johnson is outlining plans, he additionally would possibly make one other film earlier than. Disney initially had Benioff and Weiss’s Star Wars movies slated on the calendar for 2022, 2024, and 2026, however it’s unsure whether or not Johnson’s trilogy or Feige’s unnamed challenge will take these slots — or in the event that they’ll simply go unfilled.
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Whereas selling The Lion King(2019), showrunner Jon Favreau stated that he’d already began writing a second season— months earlier than Disney Plus even launched. He confirmed a second season for actual in November, posting a pic of the Mandalorian’s helmet on Instagramwith the caption “Greetings from the set of #TheMandalorianseason 2.”
Replace:The second season of The Mandalorianformally wrapped manufacturing in spring 2020, and can debut on Disney Plus someday this October. If rumors are true, Rosario Dawson could play Ahsoka Tano within the second season, making it the character’s first live-action look.
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Earlier than he’s blown to bits on the seashores of Scarif, Diego Luna will reprise the function of Cassian Andor. “Going again to the Star Warsuniverse could be very particular for me,” stated Luna in a statement. “I’ve so many recollections of the nice work we did collectively and the relationships I made all through the journey. We have now a improbable journey forward of us, and this new thrilling format will give us the possibility to discover this character extra deeply.”
Filming is about to start in 2020 and Alan Tudyk additionally joins as droid Okay-2SO. There isn’t any title set for the present, however at D23, Tudyk pitched an thought: “I’m pondering Okay-2Fast, Okay-2Furious: A Cassian Andor Story.”
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Rumors about an Obi-Wan film have been circulating because the first idea of the “Star Wars Story” film took place, however for now, that concept appears to be on maintain. As a substitute, in Aug. 2019, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Ewan McGregor would return to the Star Wars universe within the function of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a sequence for Disney Plus.
The present will happen eight years after Revenge of the Sith, in line with early studies, and Deborah Chow, who directed two episodes of The Mandalorian, will function director of all of the episodes. Hossein Amini (Drive) will write the sequence. Filming is about to start in 2020, however no launch date, title, or additional casting data has been introduced.
Replace:Manufacturing on the Obi-Wan Kenobi present has been positioned on an indefinite hiatus because the inventive crew retools the premise.
Suppose Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Templemeets Star Wars and also you get the kid-focused sport present coming to Disney Plus in 2020. Ahmed Greatest, the person behind Jar Jar himself, will host, and star as a model new, in-canon Jedi.
“That is positively a children sport present like no different,” stated Lucasfilm’s senior director of On-line Content material & Programming, Mickey Capoferri in a press release.“The assorted challenges will take a look at a Padawan’s connection to the Power in three areas — a forest planet, on board a Jedi star cruiser, and inside a Jedi temple — immersing them and the viewers in a enjoyable, humorous, and thrilling competitors.”
Russian Doll showrunner Leslye Headlandwill spearhead a Star Wars TV present for Disney Plus. Reportedly, this sequence can be “female-centric” and happen in a timeline unexplored by the present Star Wars Disney Plus tasks (which fall both between the prequel and principal trilogy or the primary and sequel trilogy). There isn’t any additional manufacturing information on this challenge.