The 6th Annual MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit included a Q&A conference call session with Disney CEO Bob Iger, where he revealed some interesting tidbits about the future of the Star Wars franchise.

AttractionsMagazine listened and was live-tweeting the call.

First, Iger revealed that David Benioff and Dan Weiss will be the next Star Wars film to be released after Skywalker Saga wraps-up with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This would suggest that the Star Wars release date for December 16th, 2020 is being set aside for the Game of Thrones showrunners’ project.

Kathleen Kennedy mentioned during Star Wars Celebration Chicago that Rian Johnson, Benioff, and Weiss would be coming together for an upcoming Star Wars summit.

Secondly, he announced a third untitled Star Wars series is coming to Disney+ other than The Mandalorian and the Cassian Andor shows. Recent rumors suggest that the third series could be the Kenobi project starring Ewan McGregor, but has yet to be made official or supported by the trades.

You can read those tweets from the call below.

There had been some rumors making the rounds that the Benioff/Weiss film would begin filming their movie this fall. These new comments from Bob Iger would suggest that film will be coming out next on December 16th, 2022 and a fall 2019 start wouldn’t make a lot of sense given how other schedules have worked for Star Wars movies.

A little perspective, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wrapped filming in February and will be coming out on December 20th.


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