New 'Star Wars' movie in development, might be released on Disney+

Gregory Wakeman
New Star Wars movie in development

A brand new Star Wars movie is in development over at Lucasfilm, with director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens attached to oversee the film. 

Obviously, details regarding the potential movie are still at a premium, but The Hollywood Reporter have noted that the studio are considering whether to release the film in theaters or on Disney+. 

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After the release of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, Lucasfilm have been trying to figure out the way forward for the franchise, especially since the blockbuster brought an end to the Skywalker saga. 

They have now tasked Dillard, who most recently wrote and directed the sci-fi thriller Sleight, and Owens, who has written for Luke Cage and Agents Of SHIELD, to make the next Star Wars story.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Director J.D. Dillard and Actor/music artist Jacob Latimore arrives at the 2nd Annual All Def Movie Awards at Belasco Theatre on February 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

Earlier this month, Disney head Bob Iger admitted that the future of the Star Wars franchise is probably on television, especially after the huge success of The Mandalorian, which helped Disney+ acquire 28.6 million subscribers in just a few weeks. 

Television spin-offs for Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rogue One’s Cassian Andor are also in various stages of development, while the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was just released, too. 

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However, there’s no doubt that Iger and the creative team in control of the Star Wars universe will want to get the series back to the big-screen, too. In fact, they have Star Wars movies scheduled for December 16, 2022, and December, 2024, and December, 2026. 

Those are likely to be from the brains of Marvel head Kevin Feige and Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s writer and director Rian Johnson, both of whom are already hard at work on their projects for the studio.