Three Star Wars films will be released respectively in 2022, 2024 and 2026


From The Hollywood Reporter:

“In a major overhaul, Disney has updated the studio’s and Fox’s theatrical release schedules.

As a part of that shake-up, major moves have been made to Fox titles and multiple Disney titles have been revealed, including three untitled Star Wars movies.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will conclude the nine-picture saga that began with the original 1977 film, what comes next has been a mystery. Disney has dated three untitled Star Wars films, the first hint of the franchise’s big screen future. They are set for Dec. 16, 2022, Dec. 12, 2024 and Dec. 18, 2026.

While it is unclear what the new untitled Star Wars films will tackle, it is known that The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson is developing his own trilogy, while Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are penning their own trilogy.

There’s been at least one Star Wars film every year since 2015’s The Force Awakens, however Disney has indicated it would take a big-screen breather after The Rise of Skywalker, as Lucasfilm is focusing on series for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. Projects including Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian and an untitled Diego Luna-led Rogue One prequel. In April at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy told The Hollywood Reporter she was plotting out the future of Star Wars on the big screen in consultation with Johnson, Benioff, Weiss and Favreau.

“We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy, we’re really looking at the next 10 years or more,” Kennedy said. […]”



    • Alexrd

      They have already killed the franchise, now they are just desecrating its corpse. They did the impossible. They’ve corrupted the franchise so much to the point of creating widespread apathy towards it.

      But this isn’t just happening with Star Wars. Other properties like Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc, are suffering from the same thing. We must vote with our wallets, without compromise. Not just for our sake, but for the franchise’s sake.

      • jppiper

        i commented on ew (where i first heard the news)saying there running the franchise into the ground then some jackass said in response that eps 1 2 and 3 already did that and saying there terrible films that really pissed me off

      • Slicer 87

        Surprised they didn’t include ROTJ, as many PT haters consider ROTJ the point that SW began to go downhill for them. Also many ST haters also hate the PT too, some less and others more.

  • archdukeofnaboo

    Translation: “We are a capitalistic pig and are determined to make as much money as possible, artistic merits be damned”

    • Cryogenic

      @ Nat Bee:

      “Hey, show some decorum, man.”

      Decorum is the last refuge of scoundrels.

      “Dulce et Decorum est” (Wilfred Owen)

      And, boy… Disney really showed a whole heaping load of decorum, when they buried the prequels under hot magma while marketing the sequels (sequels to those prequels!), spewing tendentious lies and fan-baiting dogwhistle concerning “practical effects” and bringing back the “quintessential” Star Wars experience, didn’t they? And look at the classy way they treated veterans like J.W. Rinzler and Ben Burtt — not to mention George Lucas himself.

      Let’s also not forget their more recent diss-information campaign, where they blackened critics and dissenters of TLJ by reaching into their bag of identity politics labels, firing back with thinly-veiled accusations that people complaining about TLJ were “sexist” and “racist” and natural members of the Alt-Right; and that the negative feedback left on Rotten Tomatoes and social media pages was primarily the handiwork of Russian trolls.

      This company has basically done all it can to disrespect Star Wars veterans and creative people, pander to fans, discredit resistors, and protect its own interests.

      If you want a safe space where Orwellian anti-speech rules are in effect, try the TFN message board system.

      Critics of Disney on there, especially those loyal to Lucas, are slandered, taunted, shouted down, censored, and have their accounts suspended for speaking the truth. Instigators and rule-breakers from the Disney-loving hordes who attack prequel fans are not dealt with; they are patted on the back and cheered on.

      You can’t even call Rey a relatively harmless word like “Mary Sue” — but you can call Anakin a “whiny punk” and complain about “racist stereotypes” in the prequels all you like. Posters are also being forever warned about “bashing” the Disney films and drawing comparisons of any sort between Lucas and Disney. But threads asking if Lucas made the prequels for the money, or why the movies were terrible, as if it’s an iron-clad fact, have been permissible on there for years.

      Even the PT forum’s own moderators are fickle/fairweather prequel fans and de facto Disney lovers. I wish I was making this up. They pretend not to be. But read enough of their comments, if you know where to look, and see which posts they like from other members — you’ll soon come to grips with the pathetic reality. But that’s what Disney encourages: total corruption, fakery, and scheming at every level.

  • Marshall

    And they’re pushing back the Avatar sequels. Hmmm. I was really looking forward to this but now that Disney owns Fox, it seems James Cameron is facing an uphill battle especially after his Marvel comments.

    • Marshall

      OOooorr that’s not what I meant dumbass.

      And why are you so defensive of a major corporation that’s sucking up all the competition from everyone else? That’s draining Anaheim of it’s resources? That bans critics from screenings? That dominates award categories. If you can’t see what a threat Disney is then you’re part of the problem.

    • Cryogenic

      @ Nat Bee:

      “Come on, man. Think better thoughts than just anti-Disney thoughts.”

      Yes. Just switch off all critical thinking and down the Disney Kool-Aid.

      Here’s a radical concept (and the way things are going, it really is quite radical):

      Some of us prefer to think for ourselves; and not let other people, least of all mega-powerful corporations, tell us what values to hold, what speech to use, and which thoughts are the pure and decent ones we should constantly be having and trying to stop ourselves from not having.

      People don’t think and feel alike. Of course, some people will always be tied to a groupthink/bandwagon mechanism, but there’s not much we can do about that. I always find it interesting when someone else tries telling other people *how* they should think; especially *what* they should think.

      “That’s what corrupt fans think. You’re thinking like a corrupt fan.”

      I’ll tell you what a corrupt fan looks like:

      Try someone who was actually a fan of the prequels when they joined a popular Star Wars discussion space, then discovered feminism and found they suddenly disliked them, especially ROTS, because Anakin was a “moron” and Padme was a “wuss”, and a “19th Century stereotype”, to boot. Imagine this person boasting that they would “always turn the film off after the first 45 minutes”, then going into multiple threads, for several years, constantly trying to inject their inflammatory snark into civil discussions, even when the topic didn’t match.

      Imagine this person also insinuating, multiple times, that people who like ROTS are mentally deficient, or pretentious, bamboozled dolts that love characters behaving stupidly; while others demand a higher threshold for their blockbuster entertainment.

      Imagine this person, who used to defend Lucas, becoming very angry with him, complaining he was putting himself above the fans, and using excuses to justify his story choices — lame excuses, trite excuses, rubbish excuses, imbecilic excuses.

      Now imagine this person, with tens of thousands of posts, becoming a moderator and not wanting to hear one word of complaint toward Disney or Kathleen Kennedy, or any of the female characters, especially Rey.

      Imagine them using their newfound moderating power and telling others what to say, or what not to say, concerning Disney, Kathleen Kennedy, and the female characters, especially Rey — including banning use of the term “Mary Sue”. Surely less insulting than railing at fictional characters and calling them “morons” and “wusses”.

      Imagine this same person still entering into discussions of the prequel characters, and when someone gives a different opinion on Padme and her arc in the prequels, they are nastily dismissed as “mansplaining”. Imagine this same person doing this to multiple people in the same thread. Imagine them warning others not to use any “sexist” language against the new Disney films and copyright owners — or else.

      Imagine their embargo against any critical speech toward Kathleen Kennedy and Rey continuing until they suddenly changed their mind after TLJ, wherein they decided Kathleen Kennedy wasn’t a fellow feminist after all, but someone against the cause — because what feminist allows Rey to be depicted that way, amidst countless examples of women pwning men in the film; including a cartoonishly conceited and improbable admiral with purple hair in a ball gown?

      Imagine this person forever mocking the notion that forum moderators should ever be in the business of telling others what to say. Imagine this person, before they became a moderator, laughing at the very idea someone could dare to shame them out of an opinion — any opinion, but especially a negative one. Much less create rules to stop them from airing their thoughts, just because someone else might become offended at their negative/critical speech. Then imagine them doing all of the above.

      Congratulations. You have just imagined a real moderator on TFN — a moderator who holds great sway and took control of the discussion space in a big way. I don’t think I need to provide further examples.

      • ashokatanostarwars

        To add to my comments. I’m really like the planning they have been doing. The MCU has it’s faults but I generally enjoy most of the movies. Phase 3 made me a huge fan of the MCU while previously I just thought it was good. I can’t wait to hear Feige’s future plans after Spiderman Far From Home

    • jppiper

      i think it’s because she’s pissed at marvel for canceling agent carter along with taking a long time to make a female led superhero movie along with what happened to black widow in avengers endgame

      • Marshall

        And MCU fans are the worst!!! Any criticism of their precious MCU and you get ripped to shreds. And they get away with it! The way Avengers: Endgame is crowding out other films at cinemas with round the clock showings. Also I find the fact that every entry gets good reviews from critics suspicious. And last but not least, they’re still owned by Disney. We can’t keep our money from the Mouse for one franchise while giving our money to the mouse for another because in the end the Mouse is still getting our money.

  • mikeximus

    Mark Hamill admitted, “I’m not gonna tell [Disney] how to run their business, but is there a possibility of ‘Star Wars fatigue’? Yeah, I think there is. I’ve experienced it, to a certain degree. But they never listen to my ideas anyway, so who needs ‘em?”

  • Moose

    Proof that Star Wars is a classic fairy tale: Disney has no idea what to do with it after their remake.

  • Stefan K

    It seems that some comments are not displayed any longer? Does anyone know what happened to them?

    • Stefan K

      Anyway, nothing really special to see here IMHO. Disney (now probably the largest movie studio in the world) is transforming SW into a long-running movie franchise, something GL probably did not want to do (and most certainly could not because you need quite some energy to make another trilogy).

      Whether the new trilogies will mean something special to me, I don’t know. Probably not, I will probably miss the “special touch” by GL. And the ST does not because of how the story treatments by GL were (not) used. Still, I may be more open to the other trilogies because (or if?) they really try to do something new without recycling something of earlier movies or turning everything upside down.

      Anyway, Lucasfilm is definitely no longer a studio where you could somehow claim that it was independent, and SW risks IMHO to turn into “just another movie franchise” supervised by committee and some story group.

      That said, I am not happy how some commentators have been criticized here. If they enjoy the ST, more power to them.

      • Stefan K

        Something I find a bit disappointing: They now seem to stick to the movie releases just before Christmas. Release dates in May seem to no longer be considered.

    • Cryogenic

      @ Anthony:

      Yes, I noticed that.

      I had long comments under two of their responses.

      It’s unfortunate, but I understand your reasoning.

      • archdukeofnaboo


        What were the comments about, if I may ask?

        Bravo to Anthony for keeping this place well moderated. This is the first time I’ve seen him in the comments, and would love to see him join in more of the discussions and debates in the future.

      • Cryogenic

        @ Arch Duke:

        My comments pertained to Disney’s marketing of the sequels, plus their gaslighting techniques and aggressive response to criticism of the new Star Wars films, TFN and message board censorship, vile fan hypocrisy, the erosion of free speech, and the general intolerance shown to fans of Lucas and critics of Disney online. No biggies.

        @ Anthony:

        It is nice to see you putting in an appearance on your own blog. I don’t need you to send me my own comments, however. But thanks for the offer. Posting to various places over the years — YouTube, IMDb, TFN, Facebook — has taught me that the only way to ensure my contributions stick around, is to save them straight after posting. Hence, I now keep a fairly extensive archive. As with most things in the world: if you want to see something done right, and you’re able, take executive action and do it yourself.

      • archdukeofnaboo


        What kind of method do you use for archiving? I’m assuming you save complete threads for context?

        Have you any interest in reading the recently released Master & Apprentice?


        It would be super cool if you were able to add a delete button for users control over their comments. Much like one sees on Reddit. Merci beaucoup!

    • Cryogenic

      @ Arch Duke:

      I do save complete threads, yes. It’s pretty straightforward. I predominantly use Chrome, and if you go into the service console, you can switch on saving pages in MHT format (not enabled by default) — which, unlike the HTML format, puts everything pertaining to the page you save into a single file (rather than splitting images and other bits ‘n’ bobs into their own files stored in a separate folder).

      So MHT you can think of as broadly equivalent to a PDF file. There is otherwise no agreed-upon format for archiving pages. Even the MHT format isn’t perfect. But it does the job. The page looks similar to the “online” version (at the time of saving) if you open up the MHT back into Chrome. Not sure about other browsers. How it would look; or how their own MHT implementation works.

      Years ago, I used Opera — but forget it these days. They totally trashed their fantastic browser and re-did it in an inferior, mass-market version some years ago. Not unlike Disney retooling Star Wars. I don’t touch Opera any more. And as far as my space operas go, I prefer them handled by George Lucas, nobody else.

      That might also answer your “Master And Apprentice” question. Not read it. I don’t own any Star Wars fiction books. Although that one did pique my interest a tiny bit. The master-padawan set-up is one of the more fascinating aspects that TPM and the PT as whole brought to the saga. I love how it exemplifies that whole idea that “two heads are better than one” and the duality-on-acid dynamic of the wider saga (sunsets, droids, trilogies, etc.); not to mention all the subtle conflicts and weird pair-bonding of master and apprentice. Star Wars wouldn’t be half the thing it is without the formalised form of the teacher-student paradigm that the PT made comprehensible and concrete. I mean, damn! The whole fable starts with a Jedi Master and his padawan learner intervening in a “trivial” dispute.

      On your last thing, AD:

      @ Anthony:

      I actually like that users don’t get to control their content once it has been submitted. There’s nothing worse than someone trying to cover their tracks. Maybe that’s just me and seeing such things being abused over the years. Yes, maybe a bit of after-the-fact editing, within a limited time window, but tampering beyond that point is something I don’t personally like seeing. I find this comments section works well enough on its own terms; it’s just the way the comments are presented, in confusing branches, that — in my opinion — makes it clunky. But oh well.

      And look: Because Anthony posted, we’re all inside a purple-grey box now! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling fabulous. 😀

      • archdukeofnaboo


        For the average commenter it wouldn’t make sense, but you tend to treat these as full-on forum threads and enjoy indulging in essays, so it’s a good idea for you. You can republish them on your blog one day, and pretend they’re brand new 😉

        Also, there’s the nature of the web. At first glance it may appear to be an infinitely expanding, 24/7 always-open shop, but a half-dozen “Page not found” errors, from something as simple as retrieving a news article from 2008, will quickly show you how fragile much of it is.

        You should consider moving away from Chrome and freeing yourself from Google. Many better browser and search engine alternatives out there. Firefox is great.

    • ashokatanostarwars

      @jppiper Oh thought you were talking about something else. Yeah that’s a big reason why I enjoyed Rogue One. They acknowledged the Prequels and have the look of what a modern Stars Wars should look like

    • jppiper

      speaking of do you have any defence over the mcu’s treatment of women?(an odd question to ask on a star wars site i know)

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