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A Future for Star Wars

A Future for Star Wars

Future for Star Wars

I love Star Wars more than life itself, and I'm thirty-five years old. I credit a great many of the things in my life to it, the most significant being (meeting) my wife. So when Disney announced they were taking over, I lost a small piece of my soul, just as I think many others have. Since then, I have found most reasons for being really, really, really sad and distraught.

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When George Lucas opened up the curtain on a galaxy far, far away, he could have never imagined that his intrepid space film would launch a universe that included dozens of follow-up films, television shows, radio plays, cartoons, and theme park rides. Star Wars content has never been in short supply by any means, but after the back-to-back releases of Last Jedi and Solo, then Disney studio chief Bob Iger made the decision to scale back on theatrical output just as Mandalorian was starting production for Disney+.

The Rise of Skywalker was the last film released, in 2019. It chronicled the fall of the series' overarching villain, Emperor Palpatine, wrapping its main Skywalker saga with no member of the Skywalker bloodline still alive by the end. Now, Lucasfilm is in the midst of a four-year hiatus from Star Wars movies. The franchise returns in December 2023 with Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron, a fighter pilot film set to "move the saga into the future era of the galaxy." Plot details are under wraps, though the "future era" description could suggest it's set after The Rise of Skywalker, rather than continuing the franchise's trend of making prequels. But Rogue Squadron is said to revolve around a "new generation" of pilots, and it's notably not billed as a 10th episode. In fact, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has said Star Wars will move beyond its familiar three-film structure, so it's possible this could be more of a one-off featuring all new characters and not necessarily the start of a new main trilogy. But this is by no means the only film in development. (Source: theweek.com)

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The next Star Wars feature film will be Rogue Squadron — directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman franchise). The story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.

Andor, a tense nail-biting spy thriller created by Tony Gilroy, is set to arrive on Disney+ in 2022. Diego Luna, reprising the role of rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One, will be joined by a fantastic new cast that includes Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Production kicked off three weeks ago in London. (Source: www.starwars.com)

 

 

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