The Star Wars franchise is about to get a whole lot bigger. On Friday, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced a series of three new live-action films while speaking at the Star Wars Celebration in London. According to The Daily Beast, the three films will – together – span the entire Star Wars timeline.
Daisy Ridley will return as Rey in what is likely the first of the three films and the first Star Wars film since 2019 The Rise of Skywalker. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Mrs Miracle), making her the first woman And the first person of color to direct a Star Wars feature. James Mangold (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) and Dave Filoni (The Mandalorian, Ahsoka) controls the other two functions.
According to a press release:
James Mangold’s film will go back to the beginnings of the Jedi, while Dave Filoni’s film will focus on the New Republic and complete the interconnected stories it tells The Mandalorian, Boba Fett’s book, Ahsoka, and other Disney+ series. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film is set after the events of Rise of Skywalkerand feature Daisy Ridley as Rey as she builds a new Jedi order.
It’s big news for Star Wars fans, who have been expecting a lot of discord from their Star Wars headlines in recent years, as more than a dozen writers and directors have been hired and fired (or walked away) from the franchise. Kennedy’s announcement appears to be a step in the right direction.
(via The Daily Beast)