In 2012, Star Wars fans were treated to a new addition to the beloved franchise. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was released on December 18th, 2015.
However, it’s important to note that no Star Wars movie came out in 2012. Let’s take a closer look at the timeline of Star Wars movies.
The Original Trilogy
The first Star Wars movie, now known as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, was released in 1977. This was followed by two sequels, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). Together, these films make up the original trilogy.
The Prequel Trilogy
In 1999, George Lucas released the first film of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. This was followed by Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
The Sequel Trilogy and Spin-Offs
After a decade-long hiatus from feature films, Lucasfilm was acquired by Disney in 2012. Disney wasted no time in announcing plans for a new trilogy of films set after the events of Return of the Jedi.
The first film in this new trilogy was The Force Awakens, which came out on December 18th, 2015. It was followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) and concluded with Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
In addition to the sequel trilogy, Disney also released several spin-off films set within the Star Wars universe. These include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
The Future of Star Wars on the Big Screen
While the Skywalker saga concluded with The Rise of Skywalker, Disney has no plans to slow down when it comes to producing new Star Wars content. In addition to several upcoming television series, such as The Mandalorian and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series, Disney has announced a slate of new films set within the Star Wars universe.
One of these upcoming films is being directed by Taika Waititi, known for his work on Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit. Another is being developed by Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios. While details about these films are scarce at this point, it’s clear that fans have plenty to look forward to in the years ahead.
- In conclusion,
- No Star Wars movie came out in 2012.
- The most recent film in the franchise was The Rise of Skywalker, which was released in 2019.
- Disney has no plans to slow down when it comes to producing new Star Wars content.
So there you have it – a brief timeline of the Star Wars movies and what fans can expect from the franchise in the future. May the Force be with you!