Star Wars 2020: Why There’s No New Movie Coming This Year

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rey and Finn looking worried in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Episode IX The Rise Of Skywalker is lastly right here. After greater than 40 years the story of the Skywalker Saga has come to an in depth. When Disney bought Lucasfilm the studio not solely promised us a brand new trilogy, but additionally a daily move of Star Wars motion pictures for the foreseeable future.

In between every of the earlier chapters of the brand new trilogy we acquired a pair of Star Wars Story motion pictures. Rogue One and Solo had been standalone adventures that had connections to the story we knew, however weren’t straight associated. But now, with The Rise of Skywalker behind us, 2020 would be the first time since 2014 that we cannot be getting a model new Star Wars film on the large display.

The preliminary slate of flicks that was introduced early within the Disney possession of Lucasfilm took us by the 5 motion pictures which have now been launched, the brand new trilogy, plus Rogue One and Solo. But no matter was coming following Episode IX, the one factor that was made clear by Disney was that one thing was coming. Disney CEO Bob Iger had said that there was a plan, official or in any other case, to launch a minimum of one Star Wars film a yr till the warmth loss of life of the universe. And so we waited to seek out out what the subsequent film can be. And we waited. And we waited.

Finally, it was confirmed that we cannot truly be getting one other Star Wars film till 2022. So simply what occurred?

Boba Fett

The Boba Fett Movie Died Early

Along with the announcement of the model new trilogy years in the past, we began listening to experiences of plans for Star Wars “anthology” motion pictures. These had been the tales that will happen in the identical galaxy far, far-off, however not be straight linked to anyone named Skywalker. Two of the rumored initiatives, Rogue One, in regards to the heist of the unique Death Star plans, and an origin story film for fan favourite character Han Solo, turned out to be actual, and did finally occur, however there was a 3rd rumored movie and that one did not work out.

Josh Trank was reported to be on board as director for a film that target bounty hunter Boba Fett, and whereas the challenge was by no means formally introduced, that announcement apparently got here awfully near occurring, however then Trank left the challenge, presumably due to points concerning his Fantastic Four film, however who actually is aware of? This was initially going to be the Star Wars film we acquired this yr, however when Trank left, the challenge, somewhat than searching for a brand new director, acquired shelved, and was by no means restarted.

Alden Ehrenreich AS Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars: Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story Struggled

Many individuals level to this one as the primary motive that we’re not getting a Star Wars film in 2020, and whereas it is actually extra difficult than that, it is also actually an element. The manufacturing of Solo: A Star Wars Story was by no means a clean factor. While many had been intrigued by the selection of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the duo behind The LEGO Movie, to direct the challenge, it actually confirmed the film was not going be what we’d count on from a Star Wars movie.

Unfortunately, it could have been slightly two totally different. Lucasfilm and Lord and Miller made the choice to half methods in the course of filming, a really uncommon time for such a call. Ron Howard was introduced in to complete the movie. However, whether or not regardless of the change of route, due to it, or for different causes solely Solo did not put up Star Wars-like field workplace numbers. If the film hadn’t confronted so many issues, and thus develop into costly, it may need nonetheless survived, however following Solo we stopped listening to about future Star Wars Story type motion pictures.

The Mandalorian

The Launch Of Disney+

While we waited to see what would occur with the Boba Fett film, or no matter would possibly change it, a brand new participant entered the sport. Disney made it identified that the corporate can be launching its personal devoted streaming service, and that it could be bringing all of its main manufacturers to play within the new sandbox, that meant Star Wars can be coming on to your tv.

As massive as Disney and Lucasfilm are, there’s solely a lot time and so many individuals to finish any given initiatives, and it is clear that Disney+ has taken critical effort and time from all concerned. The Mandalorian was confirmed as a Star Wars sequence that will launch Disney+, and that was adopted by the affirmation of a sequence starring Diego Luna’s Rogue One character, in a prequel to that movie, and now we now have a second season of The Mandalorian being filmed. Oh, and there is yet one more Disney+ challenge on the best way…

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Was Moved From The Big Screen To Disney+

For some time, at nighttime occasions, following the discharge of Solo, there was nonetheless the likelihood that we’d nonetheless get a 2020 Star Wars film. We began to listen to a sequence of rumors that there may be an Obi-Wan Kenobi film, that will possible star Ewan McGregor. Some rumors implied areas had been being scouted and studios had been being chosen. Of course, comparable rumors had been occurring for years, so it was arduous to guage there veracity.

As it turned out, there was some fact to these rumors. Lucasfilm did take a look at making an Obi-Wan film, that will have been set between the prequel and unique trilogies, however in some unspecified time in the future, the choice was made to shift the idea from a theatrical movie to a Disney+ sequence. While we’ll get the story, that is yet one more story that will not be making its strategy to the large display.

Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi

Other Star Projects Are A Long Way Off

There are actually different Star Wars movies being discussed, however these initiatives merely couldn’t be prepared in time for a 2020 launch. While the Star Wars film presently set for 2022 remains to be on the official Disney launch schedule, the duo making it, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff of Game of Thrones fame, have left the movie, making it lower than sure even that film will meet that date.

Another deliberate (so far as we all know) Star Wars trilogy will come from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, whereas some rumors have implied these motion pictures might not occur both, what we actually do not know is after they’re supposed to start out. It appears clear they had been by no means deliberate to be prepared for this yr.

Bob Iger, the person who had initially stated we would most likely get a Star Wars film a yr, has since been the one to say that Star Wars moved too quick and shouldn’t launch movies on a schedule like that. The present plan is for one film each different yr, beginning with December 2022. It appears there is a feeling that for Star Wars to work we will both have amount or high quality, and Disney and Lucasfilm have optioned to go for high quality. That means it should nearly three years earlier than we see Star Wars once more.


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