When the final Skywalker saga closed last year, there was a great disturbance in The Force. It was as if millions of Gen X and Babyboomers cried out in pain at the idea of the end of Star Wars. But Lucasfilm assures us that Star Wars has not ended, and in fact, there are many new stories to tell (Baby Yoda has some company with the Star Wars projects coming to Disney Plus!). But what about the feature films? New Star Wars movies announced just yesterday at the Disney Investor Day event. Here’s what’s coming to theaters (we hope!) soon.
New Star Wars Movies Announced At Disney Investor Day Event
I gotta say, being a Star Wars fangirl is a great thing right now!
And now we have confirmed news from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that the Star Wars world will continue- on both Disney+ and in feature films.
They will be added to the list of Star Wars movies in order as soon as we get the timelines confirmed.
Taika Waititi Unnamed Star Wars Feature Film
As reported earlier- but now confirmed by Ms. Kennedy- Academy Award winning director Taika Waititi is taking control of the next Star Wars feature film.
“Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected, and…unique,” said Kathleen Kennedy.
“His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride.”
Rogue Squadron Directed By Patty Jenkins
A woman director of Star Wars.
And it is Patty Jenkins.
About dang time, Lucasfilm. About. Dang. Time.
The next Star Wars feature film to hit the big screen will be Rogue Squadron, directed by Patty Jenkins.
The story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride, and move the saga into the future era of the galaxy.
Rogue Squadron arrives in theaters Christmas 2023.
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)