One more key detail from that investment conference call today from Disney CEO Bob Iger was picked-up by Deadline as he revealed there are at least six movies at various stages of development at Lucasfilm. This would exclude the three Disney+ series and J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
At the film studio, there are now half a dozen Star Wars films in various stages of development, the CEO said.
This should is news since Disney has only dated three movies recently and some have suggested that Rian Johnson is now working with Benioff/Weiss on their movies. Iger also recently suggested today that the Benioff/Weiss would be the 2020 film. I would assume the six films are the two trilogies from Johnson and Benioff/Weiss, but there could be something else in that mix.
- Untitled Star Wars Film – December 16th, 2022
- Untitled Star Wars Film – December 20th, 2024
- Untitled Star Wars Film – December 18th, 2026
Keep in mind, Bob Iger has previously nixed ideas of Star Wars movies would be coming to Disney+ because of the budgets involved wouldn’t be cost effective. A Kenobi movie had been in development stages before things recently stalled.
Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy spoke with MTVNews during Star Wars Celebration Chicago last month revealing that they had talked about tackling the Old Republic era, there is some assumption that the Benioff/Weiss movies could be set during that timeline.
MTV: Knights of The Old Republic, a lot of fans wanna see that, is there any development of that?
KENNEDY: “You know, we talk about that all the time. Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall..”
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th.