If you’re a Star Wars fan, you may be wondering if there’s a new movie in the works. The Star Wars franchise has been a cultural phenomenon since the first movie was released in 1977, and it has since spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, and merchandise. So, what’s the latest on the saga?
Disney’s Acquisition of Lucasfilm
In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm from its founder George Lucas for $4.05 billion. This acquisition included all rights to the Star Wars franchise, including future films. Since then, Disney has released four Star Wars movies: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The Future of the Franchise
The most recent Star Wars movie was Rise of Skywalker, which was released in December 2019. Since then, fans have been eagerly anticipating news of another installment in the franchise.
According to reports, there are several new Star Wars movies in development. In fact, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that there will be “more Star Wars” movies during an earnings call in August 2019. However, he did not reveal any details about these upcoming movies.
The High Republic Era
One upcoming project that has been announced is a series of books and comics set during the High Republic era of the Star Wars universe. This era takes place about 200 years before the events of the original trilogy and will explore a time when Jedi were at their peak.
The first book in this series, titled Light of the Jedi, was released on January 5th, 2021. Other books and comics set during this era are expected to be released throughout the year.
The Future of Star Wars on Disney+
Another avenue for Star Wars content is Disney+, the streaming service owned by The Walt Disney Company. The service has already released two live-action Star Wars series: The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Both shows have been well-received by fans and critics alike.
In addition to these shows, there are several other Star Wars series in development for Disney+. These include:
- Ahsoka: A series based on the character Ahsoka Tano, who first appeared in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Rangers of the New Republic: An upcoming show set during the same time period as The Mandalorian.
- The Bad Batch: A spin-off of The Clone Wars featuring a group of clone troopers with unique abilities.
While there is no official announcement yet about a new Star Wars movie, there are plenty of projects in development to keep fans excited. From books and comics set during the High Republic era to upcoming series on Disney+, there’s a lot to look forward to in the Star Wars universe. So, keep your lightsabers at the ready and may the Force be with you!