After the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December 2019, fans of the franchise were left wondering if there will be more Star Wars movies in the future. And with Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm back in 2012, it’s no surprise that many are speculating if another Star Wars movie is already in the works.
Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm
Before we dive into whether or not Disney is making another Star Wars movie, let’s take a quick look at how Disney acquired Lucasfilm. In October 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. This meant that Disney gained ownership of the entire Star Wars franchise, including all its characters and intellectual property rights.
The Sequel Trilogy
With its acquisition of Lucasfilm, Disney immediately began working on a sequel trilogy for the Star Wars franchise. This trilogy included “The Force Awakens” (2015), “The Last Jedi” (2017), and “The Rise of Skywalker” (2019). While this trilogy was met with mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it still managed to gross over $4 billion at the box office.
The Future of Star Wars
Now that the sequel trilogy has come to an end, many are wondering what the future holds for Star Wars. And while there hasn’t been any official announcement regarding another Star Wars movie from Disney, there are still some things we can consider.
- The Mandalorian: The success of “The Mandalorian,” a live-action television series set in the Star Wars universe, has led to speculation that Disney might focus more on producing TV shows rather than movies.
- Rian Johnson’s Trilogy: Back in 2017, it was announced that Rian Johnson would be developing a new trilogy for Star Wars. While there hasn’t been any official update on this project, it’s still possible that it could be in development.
- Taika Waititi’s Star Wars Movie: In May 2020, it was announced that Taika Waititi, the director of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Jojo Rabbit,” would be directing a new Star Wars movie. However, no details have been released about the project yet.
While there hasn’t been any official announcement about another Star Wars movie from Disney, the success of “The Mandalorian” and the announcements of Rian Johnson’s trilogy and Taika Waititi’s upcoming movie suggest that there is still more to come from this beloved franchise. So, for now, fans will just have to wait and see what Disney has in store for them in a galaxy far, far away.