With the long running saga coming to an end with J.J. Abrams ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ fans have plenty more to look forward to from the franchise. There are no fewer than seven new movies in development.
Kevin Feige is switching Disney duties for a while to develop a new Star Wars film, it was revealed this month. Feige has famously led the Marvel cinematic universe to box office domination. Fans must be hoping that he can replicate that success in a galaxy far, far away.
Though little is known about the film, it’s possible that Feige could be developing a standalone story. Lucasfilm enjoyed great success with ‘Rogue One’, but seemed to shelve the series after ‘Solo: A Star Wars story’ bombed at the box office.
A ‘Boba Fett’ movie directed by Josh Trank and an ‘Obi Wan’ standalone film both fell by the wayside only to find new life as Lucasfilm revisited these concepts for forthcoming television shows.
The Mandalorian is being show run by Jon Favraeu who directed Marvel’s Iron Man
Jon Favreau has been show-running ‘The Mandalorian‘ due to hit screens in November this year. Not a Boba Fett story, it’s true, but the show will follow the adventures of a bounty hunter in a post ‘Return of the Jedi’ timeframe.
Lucasfilm will also bring back Diego Luna as Cassian Andor and Alan Tudik as the voice of K2SO (The best Star Wars droid, fight me!) for a ‘Rogue One’ series.
Finally on the TV front, Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan in a Disney+ series to be directed by Deborah Chow. The series set during Old Ben Kenobe’s years of isolation on Tatooine. Expect Mos Eisley to feature. Such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
David Benioff and D.B Weiss are working on a Star Wars Trilogy
Plenty of television to take in then. But what about the other six films currently in development? Glad you asked. There are currently two future trilogy’s in the works. First to reach our screens will be the first instalment of a three-part series from Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B Weiss. We’re not expecting dragons, but given their penchant for the unexpected. Who knows?
Ryan Johnson directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A second trilogy comes from director Ryan Johnson whose previous credits include ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘. For the record I’m firmly in the “hated it” camp when it comes to ‘The Last Jedi’. It was visually stunning, but managed to undermine and undo all of the great character development laid out in J. J. Abrams’ ‘The Force Awakens‘. For that reason alone Johnson shouldn’t be allowed within 500 feet of the Lucasfilm studios.
Lots to contemplate then. Not a significant amount of information on any of the seven films currently in development. But it’s safe to say that we’ll be throwing Lucasfilm our hard earned cash at the cinema box office for many years to come.