What about Star Wars X? Star Wars XI? Star Wars XII?
While the television series has been successful, with The Mandalorian and animated shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels garnering positive reviews, the last blockbuster movie was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. There have been many rumours of potential films being developed, but two of them, Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and Kevin Feige and Michael Waldron’s untitled movie, were recently shelved.
However, according to The Hot Mic podcast’s Jeff Sneider, there might be some exciting announcements at tomorrow’s Star Wars Celebration. He claims that three new movies could be revealed, with one of them being a significant project for Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. Sneider said, “I am told that three movies, three movies will be announced at Star Wars Celebration,” adding, “[The Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy movie] is a big movie, not just for Star Wars, but for Kathleen Kennedy herself. So, I’m told that Kathleen Kennedy’s whole job depends on having a movie in theaters on Christmas Day 2025. If there’s no movie on Christmas Day 2025, there’s no job.”
Rumours have suggested that the currently-untitled movie from Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy might be the next film on the deck for Star Wars.
Speaking of which: we recently learnt that co-writers Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson have both departed the project, with Peaky Blinders’ Stephen Knight brought on to rewrite the script.
Why did Lindelof leave?
Lindelof has been transparent on the pressure he felt. of living up to the high standards of the franchise.
“I will just say, that for reasons that I can’t get into on this Sunday morning, on this day, the degree of difficulty is extremely, extremely, extremely high. If it can’t be great, it shouldn’t exist.”, Lindelof recently shared in an interview with /Film. “That’s all I’ll say, because I have the same association with it as you do, which is, it’s the first movie I saw sitting in my dad’s lap, four years old, May of ’77. I think it’s possible that sometimes when you hold something in such high reverence and esteem, you start to get in the kitchen and you just go, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t be cooking. Maybe I should just be eating.’ We’ll just leave it at that point.”