‘Star Wars’ Movie Releases Are Dramatically Slowing Down

  • At minimum two expected “Star Wars” movie jobs have been set on the again burner.
  • Kathleen Kennedy confirmed there are no speedy ideas for films from Kevin Feige or Rian Johnson.
  • Two other motion picture jobs are however on the table, but we possible will not likely be seeing them any time before long.

“Star Wars” is hitting the brakes on the massive display screen.

Audiences will not be looking at two predicted assignments, at minimum not anytime soon, in accordance to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

In a Self-importance Fair tale printed on Tuesday, Kennedy explained there are no options for a film from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

The Hollywood Reporter initial reported in 2019 that Feige would deliver a “Star Wars” movie, and he even hinted at his programs in an interview with THR’s “Awards Chatter” podcast later that same 12 months.

“I would enjoy to see what motion picture he may well appear up with,” Kennedy told Self-importance Honest. “But ideal now, no, there isn’t really anything particularly.”

She also verified that “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy — which Lucasfilm declared in 2017 — is on the back again burner, immediately after Johnson landed a offer last yr with Netflix to make two sequels to his 2019 film “Knives Out.”

“Rian has been unbelievably chaotic with Knives Out and the deal that he created at


for multiple movies,” she reported.

Lucasfilm, the studio at the rear of the franchise, and its father or mother organization Disney have indicated prior to that theatrically launched “Star Wars” videos had been hitting pace bumps.

Immediately after the standalone motion picture “Solo” dissatisfied at the box business with fewer than $400 million globally, the former Disney CEO Bob Iger reported back in 2018 that supporters should expect some “sluggish down” on “Star Wars” film releases. The firm experienced at first planned to launch just one film a 12 months for the foreseeable upcoming.

That plan didn’t last extended. Disney hasn’t released a “Star Wars” motion picture due to the fact 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker.”

As Disney appeared to mature its


enterprise, projects centered on people like Boba Fett and Obi-Wan that were after regarded as for feature films were as an alternative supplied the collection remedy.

Now, the firm is centered on “Star Wars” Television shows for the streaming provider Disney+, with “Obi-Wan Kenobi” premiering this month and several additional collection in the will work, which includes the 3rd year of the strike “Mandalorian” and the “Rogue One particular” prequel “Andor.”

“Rogue Squadron,” a “Star Wars” spinoff motion picture from “Marvel Girl” director Patty Jenkins, is even now on Disney’s theatrical launch agenda for December 2023. But THR noted final 12 months that output would be delayed owing to Jenkins’ chaotic plan, like earning a 3rd “Surprise Female” film.

In its Tuesday story, Self-importance Good also noted that “Rogue Squadron” was “further off” than a different “Star Wars” movie from “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi, which Lucasfilm initially announced in 2020. That movie would possible be unveiled prior to “Rogue Squadron,” in accordance to Vanity Reasonable.

Seeing as how there have been no casting or generation updates about that Waititi movie — and he’s been busy creating “Thor: Appreciate and Thunder” for Marvel, which debuts in July — it would be safe to presume we would not be having a “Star Wars” movie upcoming yr.

So, what just is Lucasfilm’s new “Star Wars” film approach? Kennedy implied that the franchise would be transferring away from trilogies, saying that “Star Wars” is “much extra about persistent storytelling.”

The lack of “Star Wars” flicks is a loss for the theatrical market. Whilst each motion picture in Disney’s sequel trilogy — “The Power Awakens,” “The Previous Jedi,” and “The Rise of Skywalker” — earned much less at the world wide box office environment than the 1 before it, they all created more than $1 billion, as did the standalone attribute “Rogue One particular.” 

Disney is betting on one more sci-fi franchise in theaters while, with four planned sequels to “Avatar,” the highest-grossing motion picture of all time. The to start with sequel hits theaters afterwards this calendar year.