With the Skywalker saga of films wrapping up later this year, Disney is now looking toward the future of Star Wars. The company revealed today that that future will begin the holiday season of 2022 with the launch of the next Star Wars trilogy.
Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, confirmed back in April that the studio will give the franchise a break, saying “we will take a pause, some time, and reset, because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
It turns out that hiatus won’t be all that long, with the next Star Wars trilogy now set to arrive in just three years following The Rise of Skywalker. Though it’s still completely unknown what the new set of films will revolve around.
We do know that Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has his own set of Star Wars films coming which are unrelated to the Skywalker story. There’s also another set of films coming from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Whether the next Star Wars trilogy comes to us from Johnson or the duo of Benioff and Weiss is to be determined. Disney simply stated that “three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022.” Which means we’ll see the next Star Wars trilogy play out over Christmas 2022, 2024 and 2026.
It’s possible that these three dates could see the Johnson and Benioff/Weiss trilogies alternating bows, but that’s probably unlikely. Which means we won’t see the other set of films come to theaters anytime before 2028.
Johnson is currently in post-production on his upcoming mystery crime movie, Knives Out. But it’s unknown what any of the three above have next on their slate other than their future Star Wars flicks.