By Josh Reilly B. and George Bate
In recent years, the Star Wars franchise has been incredibly active on Disney+, with many high profile, critically acclaimed series hitting streaming. The Mandalorian, for example, became a pop-culture sensation with the arrival of Din Djarin and his adoptive son who happens to be of the same species as the legendary fan favorite Yoda.
The last time the franchise was on the big screen was 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with a planned break after the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, meant that the creators at Lucasfilm took a step back before heading back into theatrical releases in order to tell the best story possible. Now, though, it appears as if a new Star Wars film is in development and could have an official announcement soon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm reportedly has plans to announce the next Star Wars film at this year’s Celebration Europe, which takes place this April in London, England. Damon Lindelof, the writer of hit shows like The Leftovers, Watchmen, and Lost, is said to have assembled a writers room this summer and is one of the main creative voices behind the new project. Previous reports have suggested that Lindelof’s story takes place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker and could feature the Sequel Trilogy heroes in some capacity, but there are no official details at this time.
Next up in a galaxy far, far away is The Mandalorian Season 3, premiering March 1 on Disney+.