Although 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker marked the end of the Skywalker Saga, it didn’t mark the end of the franchise.
However, we will have a little longer to wait until we return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away, as Disney has delayed the releases of the next three live action films in the series by a year each. The first new Untitled Star Wars Film will now arrive on 23 December, 2023, a second on 19 December, 2025, and a third on 17 December, 2027.
It’s not yet clear which of the many Star Wars films Disney’s subsidiary Lucasfilm is currently developing will take each slot though. Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi will direct a Star Wars film, based on script he’s recently begun to co-write with 1917’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
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The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on a trilogy of films, separate from the Skywalker saga. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is also developing his own Star Wars film, as are Sleight writer-director J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage writer Matt Owens.
Following the indefinite delay of Mulan and a postponement of the forthcoming Avatar sequels, Disney announced sweeping changes to its slate, however the release of its forthcoming MCU films - Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi, Thor: Love and Thunder etc - remain unchanged, for now.
The second season of Disney’s hit Star Wars TV series The Mandalorian is still slated for launch on Disney+ later this year.