James Mangold and Dave Filoni have been tapped to direct new in-universe films, with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s previously announced film getting a big star.
“Star Wars” is back in theaters. After eschewing movies since 2019’s ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ debut and turning most of its attention to various TV series, the beloved franchise looks set to finally get three all-new features. footage.
As part of this year’s Star Wars Celebration in London, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced Friday morning that a trio of new feature films are currently in the works. These films include new joins from James Mangold (who recently worked with the Lucasfilm team on this year’s ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate’), longtime ‘Star Wars’ TV guru Dave Filoni and the previously announced feature film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
And, while details on most of these projects are, as expected, pretty slim, Kennedy hit fans with a few key details (via THR), including that Obaid-Chinoy’s film will see the return of Daisy Ridley. in the franchise as an iconic character. Ray.
Additionally, THR reports, “Kennedy said the company is working to expand the mythological timeline created by George Lucas, pushing forward, backward and sideways.” So each of the three new movies will cover a different timeline. “Mangold’s film is set in the distant past while Obaid-Chinoy’s is set 15 years after the events of ‘Rise of Skywalker,'” THR reported, while “Filoni’s feature is set in the so-called “present,” as it will act as a culminating event for the current Star Wars series “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and the upcoming “Ahsoka.”
As for release dates? Stay tuned, as those details weren’t offered at today’s event.