Two huge upcoming Star Wars movies reportedly shelved
That is on top of the three Star Wars movies already cancelled in recent years.
Between 2015 and 2019, there were no less than FIVE Star Wars movies released into cinemas, and at the time, there were plans for plenty more on the horizon. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was to direct his own, Skywalker-less trilogy, while Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had their own feature in the works, as did Devotion director J.D. Dillard.
In the four years since The Rise Of Skywalker was greeted with a critical thumping and a box office around half of The Force Awakens, all of the above projects were cancelled, and now Variety reports that two more Star Wars feature films have also been shelved.
The first is from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, a movie title Rogue Squadron. Originally due for release in December 2023, the title was removed from Disney's overall schedule in late 2022. Initially it was believed this was so they could release Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie first (more on that in a minute), but Variety reports that Jenkins' movie is now no longer in active development. This is quite the move to make, considering Disney had already released a sizzle teaser for the project.
And secondly, perhaps more surprisingly, Kevin Feige's Star Wars production has also been reportedly shelved. Feige, who is the head honcho at Marvel, was to produce, with a script by Michael Waldron (Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness). As per Variety's report, Feige has instead tasked Waldron on scripting 2026's Avengers: Secret Wars, the Endgame-style climax to Marvel's current Multiverse Saga.
Disney still has a slot in upcoming schedule for Untitled Star Wars Movie in December 2025 (a full six years since the last entry), but have remained tight-lipped on what the movie might be. Currently, the best bet is on it being Waititi's movie, as the Thor: Love & Thunder director is writing the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), and Variety reports that Waititi will play a part in front of the camera, too.
Beyond that, there is still talk of Shaun Levy directing an entry, once he's finished up on Stranger Things and Deadpool 3, as well as a movie by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (Ms. Marvel) with a script by Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), although both of those are likely much further from their filming start dates.
But while we wait, at least we've still got Star Wars television shows to enjoy, including The Mandalorian with the internet's favourite person, Pedro Pascal:
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