The year 2019 was a turning point in the Star Wars saga. The Mandalorian premiered on Disney+ in November of that year, and it was a great hit. When The Rise of Skywalker opened in cinemas in December, however, it immediately soured fans on the trilogy and the studio’s strategy. Meanwhile, Disney+ appears to be the future of the galaxy far, far away.
In addition to two seasons of The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni released The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Andor due to hit theatres on August 31, followed by The Mandalorian’s third season, Ahsoka, and now, Jude Law’s Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Fans have been hoping for some clarification on the franchise’s theatrical goals at the Star Wars Celebration, and while the responses aren’t as clear as some may like, Lucasfilm has finally delivered some answers.
Fans might witness Taika Watiti’s Star Wars Movie in 2023
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed to Total Film that Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie is the studio’s next film from the galaxy far, far away, with a revised release date of 2023. Fans should anticipate the picture to arrive in theatres early in 2024, as the Lucasfilm president reiterated when asked about the release date, adding, “Yeah. Well, not 2023, but late 2023.”
“We haven’t locked anything in,” Kennedy remarked when asked if the Marvel director’s picture will take over the December 2023 window formerly reserved for Patty Jenkin’s Rogue Squadron. Lucasfilm hasn’t mentioned when the movie would start production or given any other specifics about the actors. While Waititi is best known for directing Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, he has a long history with the Star Wars property. He not only directed one episode of The Mandalorian, but he also performed the voice of IG-11 in the Pedro Pascal-led series’ first season.
While a Taika Waititi Star Wars picture looks to be in the works, the mystery of when it will be released in theatres remains unsolved, according to Lucasfilm.