The final time there was a brand new Star Wars film in theaters was December of 2019, when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted world wide. Since then, Lucasfilm has gone closely into TV manufacturing with sequence like The Mandalorian, The E book of Boba Fett and Andor. And so they’ve introduced and developed a few films in that point as effectively. However greater than three years later, none of these introduced tasks — together with a Rogue Squadron film by Patty Jenkins and a trilogy of flicks by Rian Johnson — have seen the sunshine of day.
Earlier this 12 months, Lucasfilm introduced three extra potential Star Wars movies: A sequel to Rise of Skywalker starring Daisy Ridley as Rey, a prequel in regards to the origins of the Jedi, and an Avengers-style crossover film for the entire Disney+ TV sequence. However … will we ever truly see them? The previous few years of Star Wars movie historical past have been outlined by tasks that had been formally introduced after which informally despatched to improvement hell.
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Beforehand, Lucasfilm had December 2025 penciled in for his or her subsequent big-screen Star Wars journey, though the corporate by no means specified which of these three tasks could be the primary to theaters. However already these plans have modified once more; Disney reshuffled an enormous portion of their launch calendar at present, and with it, this still-untitled Star Wars film obtained bumped again one other half a 12 months, from December 2025 to Memorial Day weekend of 2026. (Though it’s not official, most observers imagine that would be the Daisy Ridley-led Rise of Skywalker sequel.)
Meaning that we are going to be ready at the least one other three years for a brand new Star Wars film, on high of the three and a half years that has already handed since The Rise of Skywalker. That marks the longest such break between Star Wars films since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and commenced releasing new Star Wars films in 2015 with The Pressure Awakens.
Curiously, Disney additionally added a second Star Wars challenge to their 2026 launch calendar, this one due out in time for Christmas of that 12 months. Two Star Wars films in six months after six years with out one could be fairly a change of tempo — if it occurs.
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