While Disney hasn't gone MCU-mad with new Star Wars movies, there's still plenty of Force-focused films scheduled to arrive in the coming years. We might be coming to end with the newest episodic trilogy thanks to the release of Star Wars 9 in 2019, but Disney and Lucasfilm still have lots planned for a galaxy far, far away.
As well as the upcoming and still TBA third and final spin-off 'anthology' film, we also know that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been given a new trilogy to take care of, as well as Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss who have been gifted with a movie series. That's already at least five new Star Wars movies even if the Thrones guys only end up making one film!
Unsurprisingly, we know very little about most of these upcoming movies right now, but what we do know, we've put below. Keep scrolling for a complete run-down of what to expect, when to expect it, and everything we know about it every new Star Wars movie coming until 2021 and beyond.
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Star Wars 9
Release date: December 20, 2019
The next new Star Wars movie in the episodic series will conclude the story started in The Force Awakens and continued with The Last Jedi. Episode 9 was originally set to be directed by Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow, but he left the project in September 2017 (that seems to be happening a lot, doesn't it?), which meant The Force Awakens' director JJ Abrams was free to return to finished what he started. This makes him one of only two people - the other obviously being George Lucas - who will have directed more than one Star Wars movie. Abrams said he originally had no plans to return, "but when the opportunity presented itself to finish a story that we had begun with these new characters..." he couldn't resist. In terms of the story, we don't know much obviously, but it's a safe bet that everyone who survived Star Wars 8 will make an appearance... except for Carrie Fisher. After much speculation, Disney confirmed that Leia won't be appearing in Star Wars 9 (in CGI form or otherwise) following Fisher's tragic death in 2016.
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Untitled third Star Wars anthology movie
Release date: 2020
We always knew there would be three spin-off Star Wars anthology movies. We've had Rogue One and Solo is on it's way, which means there's one to go and fans are desperate to know what - or who - it'll be about. Good money is being put on it being an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie and there's been various reports over the last couple of years (the latest apparently leaking the synopsis) that this is indeed what Disney has planned, but nothing has been confirmed. Could we find out once Solo hits cinemas? Maybe, but I bet Disney will want its latest movie to be the centre of attention for a while, so don't expect anything for at least a few more months. There's always the chance that the new Star Wars movie won't be an Obi-Wan spin-off at all, and it will focus on another character such as Yoda or even Boba Fett, but fingers crossed we'll find out either way soon.
2021 movie and beyond...
Release date: 2021and more
"I had a meeting yesterday with Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out - well, we reviewed - the Star Wars plans that we have until 2020," said Disney CEO Bob Iger back in September 2016. "We have movies in development for Star Wars until then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond." It should come as no surprise to fans that Disney - as with the MCU - are planning a whole host of new Star Wars movies for the future, but the real question is what will they be about? More episodic entries? Additional spin-off films? Or something new? Well, we may have the answer to at least some of these questions below because we do know that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been given a new Star Wars trilogy and that Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will also be joining a galaxy far, far away. Details are thin on the ground - and we have no release dates as of writing - but read on for everything we do know.
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Another Star Wars trilogy
Release date: Unknown
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson must have impressed someone at Disney because just before Star Wars 8 hit cinemas, it was announced that he would be heading up a brand new Star Wars trilogy featuring "new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored." Obviously, we don't know very much about this new trilogy at this point, but Johnson will definitely write and direct the first entry and he recently revealed the pitch which got him the job. Just to warn you, there's not much to it: "One story told over three movies. Go new places, meet new folks, come up with a new story to tell in the Star Wars universe. The sky’s the limit… and they [Disney] really responded to that." Based on that short and sweet pitch, Disney gave him responsibility for three new Star Wars movies so he must be good! And it sounds like the trilogy will feature characters never seen before in the Star Wars universe, which is pretty exciting.
Unknown Star Wars movie series
Release date: Unknown
Ask anyone what the biggest movie and TV franchises are right now and you'll probably get Star Wars and Game of Thrones, so it should come as no surprised that Disney are looking to smash those two mega money-making teams together to create a new series of Star Wars films. That's right, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been given a Star Wars sub-series of their own and are due to start work after Game of Thrones season 8 is finished. To be clear, this will be a series of new Star Wars movies (not a TV series), but we've no idea how many we're getting right now. Three? Five? 10?! As to what the films will be about, all Disney has said is that "these new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson". So, a spin-off exploring a new part of the galaxy, then? A darker, more adult, gore-and-sex treatment? A prequel set in a way, way, way earlier era of Star Wars, before proper lightsabers were invented and they had to be made out of, like, metal and stuff? Your guess is as good as mine!
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