Since the release of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, fans around the world have been captivated by the epic space saga. Over the years, we’ve seen numerous sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and TV shows that have expanded the Star Wars universe and introduced us to new characters and storylines.
As we approach the end of the Skywalker saga with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, which is set to release in December 2019, many fans are wondering if there will be a 12th Star Wars movie. Here’s what we know so far:
The Current State of Star Wars
At this point, it’s unclear what the future holds for Star Wars beyond Episode IX. Disney – who owns Lucasfilm – has not officially announced any plans for a 12th movie. However, they have several other Star Wars projects in the works that could potentially lead to a new film.
One of these projects is a new trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. This trilogy will reportedly take place outside of the Skywalker saga and explore different corners of the Star Wars universe.
Another project in development is a series of standalone films that will focus on specific characters within the Star Wars universe. The first of these films was Solo: A Star Wars Story, which explored Han Solo’s early years before he joined up with Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
Potential Storylines for a 12th Movie
If Disney does decide to make a 12th Star Wars movie, there are several potential storylines they could explore. One possibility is to continue the story from Episode IX and follow some of our favorite characters on new adventures.
Alternatively, they could choose to focus on new characters or tell stories set in different time periods within the Star Wars universe. For example, they could explore what happened before or after the events of the original trilogy or delve into some of the lesser-known aspects of the Star Wars mythology.
- The Old Republic: This era of Star Wars history takes place thousands of years before the events of the original trilogy and could provide a wealth of material for new movies.
- The Rise of the First Order: We know from the sequel trilogy that the First Order rose from the ashes of the Empire. It would be interesting to see how this happened and how characters like Kylo Ren and General Hux came to power.
- The Jedi Order: While we’ve seen plenty of Jedi in action throughout the Star Wars movies, there is still much we don’t know about their history and culture.
While there is no official word on whether or not there will be a 12th Star Wars movie, it’s clear that there are plenty of possibilities for future stories set within this beloved universe. Whether Disney decides to continue with familiar characters or explore new corners of the galaxy, fans will undoubtedly be eager to see what comes next. In the meantime, we can look forward to Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and all the other exciting Star Wars projects currently in development.