From Episode IX to the Mandalorian and past, there’s rather a lot to look ahead to in a galaxy far, far-off
For the primary time shortly we’re not trying down the barrel of infinite Star Wars sequels, with December’s Episode IX set to finish each the primary Skywalker saga and Star Wars movies typically for the subsequent few years.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply we don’t have lots to look ahead to over the approaching months and years – as a result of with the numbered motion pictures quickly to be left behind, Disney and Lucasfilm now appear to be getting a bit inventive with methods to hold the franchise going.
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Beneath, we’ve gone into all of the introduced Star Wars initiatives and launch dates – in addition to a number of which are simply rumoured – to maintain you updated on what we will count on from the way forward for a galaxy far, far-off.
This checklist might be up to date as initiatives are introduced
November 12th 2019– The Mandalorian
Even earlier than the much-hyped Episode IX we’re seeing the start of Disney and LucasFilm’s small-screen ambitions, with The Mandalorian – a brand new collection set to launch streaming platform Disney – arriving this autumn.
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Starring Pedro Pascal because the titular outer-space adventurer (hailing from the identical planet as fan-favourite character Boba Fett), the collection has been created by Jon Favreau, and early footage reactions have been very optimistic even when we nonetheless don’t know an excessive amount of concerning the collection’ storyline.
“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe,” a synopsis reads. “The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic”.
The Mandalorian additionally stars ex-MMA fighter and Deadpool star Gina Carano, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, Taika Waititi, Ming-Na Wen, Breaking Dangerous’s Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers and Omid Abtahi amongst others.
December 19th 2019– Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Right here’s one we do know a good bit about – effectively, by Star Wars requirements.
Directed by The Drive Awakens’ JJ Abrams after the departure of Colin Trevorrow, The Rise of Skywalker is ready to shut off the “modern” trilogy that Abrams began in 2015 in addition to the nine-part Skywalker saga as an entire.
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and Mark Hamill are among the many forged returning, with the movie additionally set so as to add Richard E Grant and unique trilogy star Billy Dee Williams amongst others. The late Carrie Fisher will even reprise her function because of archive footage.
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As for the story, effectively, that’s a thriller – although, in response to a panel at Star Wars Celebration, the movie takes place a while after The Final Jedi, and the trailer (above) suggests it is going to contain a mission to the second Dying Star (now underwater) and the return of Ian McDiarmuid’s Emperor Palpatine.
In the meantime, a second trailer urged that Daisy Ridley’s Rey may very well be tempted to the Darkish Aspect…
Date unknown – Untitled Cassian Andor collection
A spin-off of 2016’s Rogue One, this Disney collection is ready to have Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprise their roles as super-spy Cassian Andor and reprogrammed droid Ok-2SO, with the drama following their adventures and covert missions for the Insurgent Alliance.
Rebels, spies, allies, greatest buddies. #D23Expo #DisneyPlus pic.twitter.com/pEAbyvqnq3
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 25, 2019
Aside from these particulars, little is thought concerning the collection, not even its title, although it’s anticipated to be launched a while after the Rise of Skywalker and earlier than any extra Star Wars motion pictures, as it is going to shoot in London in 2020.
Date unknown – Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi collection
After a whole lot of hypothesis, Ewan McGregor is formally coming again to play Jedi Grasp Obi-Wan!
Good day there! Simply introduced at #D23Expo: Ewan McGregor will reprise his function as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a brand new unique collection, coming to #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/UfMXztiQ6b
— Star Wars (@starwars) August 24, 2019
“Yes, I am playing Obi-Wan Kenobi … it feels so nice to say!” McGregor mentioned onstage at D23, the place it was additionally revealed full collection of scripts are already written forward of filming in 2020.
December 16th 2022 – Untitled Benioff and Weiss Star Wars film
Disney has unveiled launch dates for some future Star Wars motion pictures and, as beforehand introduced by LucasFilm, the franchise IS taking a little bit of a break after The Rise of Skywalker (at the least in cinemas).
Presently, the primary movie on this courageous new Star Wars world will come within the traditional Christmas slot in 2022 – and it’s now been revealed that this specific film might be coming from Sport of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy mentioned in an announcement on the Star Wars web site in early 2018.
“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.”
Hearsay has it that Benioff and Weiss’ film may take the franchise 1000’s of years earlier than the prequel trilogy, again to the medieval-esque interval in Star Wars historical past generally known as the Previous Republic, which in spin-off media concerned an enormous conflict throughout the galaxy between 1000’s of Jedi and Sith. Although maybe the thought of the Sport of Thrones guys doing ANOTHER bloodthirsty medieval fantasy appears somewhat too apparent…
Initially the pair have been mentioned to be creating an entire trilogy for LucasFilm, however the newest announcement solely concerned this one movie, so it’s unclear whether or not it’s nonetheless the plan for it to have sequels. If it does nonetheless, it may very well be this very subsequent date that we’ll see it in cinemas…
December 20th 2024 – Untitled Star Wars film
Whereas this may very well be one other entry within the Benioff and Weiss saga, it’s additionally doable that 2024 will mark the primary a part of The Final Jedi director Rian Johnson’s already-announced new trilogy.
Described as a “blank canvas” set in “a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored,” little is thought about Johnson’s plans for the brand new movies – and when HEARALPUBLICIST spoke to him throughout early planning phases in 2017, he was giving nothing away.
“Well, I hope it’s a good story!” Johnson mentioned.
“If you’re actually doing things that feel like they really dramatically land, to me the definition of that is you don’t see it coming in the moment, and then once it’s happened it feels inevitable. That’s what you’re aiming for.”
Since 2017 there have been no new bulletins about Johnson’s trilogy, although it has been confirmed the plan remains to be on the playing cards.
However, even that will be a VERY lengthy manufacturing schedule, so maybe we should always take all these rumours with a pinch of salt. Particularly when
December 18 2026 – Untitled Star Wars film
As famous above, this may very well be a continuation of both Johnson or Weiss and Benioff’s trilogies – however there are additionally a number of different potentialities as to what this slot may very well be used for.
Apparently at one level, Disney and LucasFilm have been planning a film set within the harmful spaceport of Mos Eisley earlier than the middling response to Solo: A Star Wars Story scared them off. Who’s to say the thought couldn’t get revived down the road?
Clearly, the way forward for Star Wars remains to be shiny – even when we will’t fairly make out what it’s but.