Great news Star Wars fans, the next trilogy will begin in 2022.
The showrunners of Game of Thrones announced by Lucasfilm that the new trilogy is being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Disney Chairman and CEO Robert Iger dropped the news Tuesday morning during a Q&A at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
Iger told the crowd:
We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie we release will be theirs. We’re not saying anything more about that.
The news comes after Disney announced it was taking a three-year break on feature films from the Star Wars franchise after the debut this December of J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker.
The final installment of the current trilogy will conclude in December 2019 which originated in 1977 with Star Wars. The company confirmed that the next films would be released at two-year intervals in December of 2022, 2024, and 2026, but there was no word on whether those films would be from Benioff and Weiss or from Johnson.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed two teams would be consulting together on their projects, but they still appear to be separate trilogies.
In addition to Kennedy’s reveal, Iger also teased that a third Star Wars TV series is in the works for the company’s Disney+ streaming service. Disney+ will include producer Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian series. The other series will focus on Diego Luna’s Rebel spy Cassian Andor from Rogue One and his droid sidekick K-2S0 (Alan Tudyk.) The Americans producer Stephen Schiff will oversee this project.
My guess is there probably will be at least one more live-action series that we produce for Disney+, a Star Wars series, before we release the next film. So we’re not doing nothing. I believe these TV series will be extremely popular for Star Wars fans and very very valuable to Disney+ while we gear up for the next set of films. We haven’t said anything more beyond what we’ve announced on the next film.
He also offered praise for The Rise of Skywalker, a.k.a. Episode IX.
I haven’t seen IX finished yet, but I’m confident based on the pieces I’ve seen and the script that I read that it’s going to be extremely popular.
Now that they have five films under their belt since purchasing Lucasfilm in 2012, Iger adds:
Three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset but really gear up for the next film’s release.