In May 2019, it was announced that Lucasfilm was working on three new Star Wars films that would be released in theaters every other year from December 2022. The world now looks very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic and that also has an influence on the release dates of the new films.
Disney has told Variety that the Star Wars films will each be postponed for a year. Instead, Avatar 2 will be released in December 2022 (originally 2021). As a result, the new Star Wars films will now be released on December 22, 2023, December 19, 2025, and December 17, 2027.
As previously announced, these new films will not be a trilogy, but individual film projects. We know that Taika Waititi is working on a Star Wars movie as well as Marvel president Kevin Feige. For now, Star Wars fans can look forward to new live-action series on Disney+, including a series about Cassian Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, but also a new series by Leslye Headland. The second season of The Mandalorian is heading to Disney+ this October.
Although it will take a while before a new Star Wars film appears on the silver screen, Star Wars fans will certainly have enough to look forward to until then.