The Star Wars franchise has become a cultural phenomenon since its first release in 1977. The epic space opera created by George Lucas has entertained generations, and it’s hard to imagine a world without the Jedi, the Sith, and the Force.
However, after the conclusion of the sequel trilogy with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, many fans are wondering if there will be another Star Wars movie in the future. In this article, we’ll explore this question and try to find some answers.
Disney’s Plans for Star Wars
In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars. Since then, they have released five new movies: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One (2016), The Last Jedi (2017), Solo (2018), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). These movies have been met with mixed reactions from fans and critics alike, but they all have been box office successes.
After the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Disney announced that they would take a break from making Star Wars movies for a while. Instead, they would focus on expanding the franchise through television shows like The Mandalorian and animated series like Clone Wars.
The Future of Star Wars Movies
While it seems like there won’t be any new Star Wars movies in the immediate future, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any at all. In fact, Disney has already announced several upcoming projects related to the franchise.
One of these projects is a new trilogy of movies developed by Rian Johnson, who directed The Last Jedi. Johnson’s trilogy is said to be separate from the Skywalker saga and will explore different aspects of the Star Wars universe.
Another project is being developed by Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios. Feige is a longtime fan of Star Wars and has expressed his interest in working on a movie set in the galaxy far, far away.
Finally, Taika Waititi, the director of Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, is also working on a new Star Wars movie. Waititi has already directed an episode of The Mandalorian and won an Academy Award for his screenplay for Jojo Rabbit.
While there won’t be any new Star Wars movies in the immediate future, it’s clear that Disney has big plans for the franchise. With several new projects in development, we can expect to see more adventures set in a galaxy far, far away in the years to come. Whether these movies will be as beloved as the original trilogy remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: the Force will always be with us.