Star Wars, the epic space opera franchise that has captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide, has been a part of pop culture since its inception in 1977. With its memorable characters, thrilling space battles, and intricate storylines, it’s no wonder that fans are eagerly anticipating the next installment in the franchise.
But are they planning another Star Wars movie Let’s take a closer look.
The Current State of Star Wars
After Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, they announced plans to release a new trilogy of films as well as standalone films set within the Star Wars universe. Since then, we’ve seen the release of:
- The Force Awakens (2015)
- Rogue One (2016)
- The Last Jedi (2017)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
While these films have been met with varying degrees of critical and commercial success, there’s no denying that they’ve kept the franchise alive and well.
The Future of Star Wars on the Big Screen
So what’s next for Star Wars According to reports, Disney has plans to continue releasing new films set within the Star Wars universe. Here’s what we know so far:
The Rise of Skywalker
The next film in the main saga is set to be released in December 2019. Titled “The Rise of Skywalker,” it will serve as the conclusion to the current trilogy and is expected to tie up many loose ends from previous films.
New Trilogy from Rian Johnson
In addition to the main saga films, Disney has announced that a new trilogy of films is in the works from director Rian Johnson (who directed “The Last Jedi”). While details are scarce, it’s been reported that these films will be separate from the Skywalker saga and will explore new areas of the Star Wars universe.
Cassian Andor Series
Disney has also announced plans for a series on their upcoming streaming service Disney+, focusing on the character Cassian Andor from “Rogue One.” Actor Diego Luna is set to reprise his role as the rebel spy, and the series is expected to be a prequel to “Rogue One.”
So yes, it looks like they are planning another Star Wars movie – in fact, they’re planning several! While some fans may be worried about oversaturation or fatigue with so many Star Wars projects in development, there’s no denying that there’s still a lot of excitement and anticipation for what’s to come.
Whether you’re a diehard fan or just enjoy watching lightsaber battles and space dogfights, it’s an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. May the Force be with us all!