With the Star Wars franchise doing huge business since Disney bought it all seemed well until Solo nosedived back last year. The plan of alternating with the main films and the spin offs has come to an end with the release in December 2019 of the last of the current Star Wars franchise films titled Star Wars IX : The Rise of Skywalker which brings the franchise total to nine of the main films.
After this Disney have called a hiatus on future films with statement going out stating.
‘We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them…We will take a pause, some time, and reset…Because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus’.
But its not the end for fans desperate for their fix with with both “The Mandalorian” series launching November 12th with the Disney+ service, and the Cassian Andor series which is expected to go out either late 2020 or early 2021.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and “Game of Thrones” execs David Benioff and Dan Weiss are currently developing new “Star Wars” films but quite when we will see them is anyone’s guess.
The Star Wars franchise currently draws to a close with Star Wars IX : The Rise of Skywalker and at present the story details remain unknown though director JJ Abrams has gone on record saying that the core group ‘goes on an adventure together’ as opposed to separate subplots seen in ‘The Last Jedi’. The trailer also brings back a fan favourite, Lando Calrissian as glimpsed briefly and it seems that the late Carrie Fisher will again appear with the film including unused footage.
Here’s the trailer…….