The Star Wars franchise has been a cultural phenomenon for over four decades. With the recent conclusion of the Skywalker Saga in 2019, fans have been eagerly waiting to hear about the next Star Wars movie. Here’s what we know so far:
What We Know About the Next Star Wars Movie
Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars, has confirmed that a new movie is in development. However, they have provided very little information about what fans can expect from this new addition to the franchise. What we do know is that it will be directed by Taika Waititi, who won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit in 2020.
Waititi is no stranger to the Star Wars universe – he directed the popular season one finale of The Mandalorian and voiced the droid character IG-11. His unique comedic style and ability to balance humor with action make him a promising choice for a new Star Wars movie.
What Could the Next Star Wars Movie Be About?
While there have been no official announcements about the plot of the next Star Wars movie, there are several rumors and speculations floating around among fans and industry insiders.
A New Trilogy
One possibility is that Lucasfilm could be planning a brand new trilogy set in the Star Wars universe. This would allow them to introduce new characters and storylines while still existing within the established canon.
A Standalone Film
Another possibility is that Lucasfilm could be developing a standalone film similar to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or Solo: A Star Wars Story. These movies explored specific events or characters within the larger Star Wars universe without directly continuing any particular storyline.
The Return of Rey and Finn
Some fans have speculated that the next Star Wars movie could continue the stories of Rey, Finn, and the other characters from the sequel trilogy. While this would not be a direct continuation of the Skywalker Saga, it would allow for some closure on their respective character arcs.
When Will the Next Star Wars Movie Be Released?
As of now, Lucasfilm has not announced an official release date for the next Star Wars movie. Given that it is still in development and has not yet begun filming, it is likely that fans will have to wait at least a few years before seeing it in theaters.
The next Star Wars movie may still be shrouded in mystery, but fans can rest assured that there is more content on the horizon. With Taika Waititi at the helm and rumors swirling about potential storylines, there is plenty to look forward to in a galaxy far, far away.