Disney Is Planning Star Wars Movies for 2021 "And Beyond"
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Release Date: December 16, 2016
- Star Wars: Episode VIII, Release Date: December 15, 2017
- Young Han Solo Movie, Release Date: May 25, 2018
- Star Wars: Episode IX, Release Date: 2019
And that's about it. After 2019, we enter into unknown territory. Now, Mr. Iger has revealed they're already planning out movies well into 2021:
"So, she's not just making a 'Star Wars' movie, she's making a 'Star Wars' universe, of sorts," he added.
Kathy Kennedy, for those who don't know, is the producer attached to Disney's Star Wars projects and "the high priestess of the relaunched Star Wars enterprise." Bob Iger, of course, is the CEO of Disney. The pattern established by Disney's release schedule suggests that the 2020 film is going to be a new "anthology" film, possibly the long-awaited Boba Fett standalone.
It's interesting (although not at all surprising) that Iger and Kennedy are already planning past 2019 and into the future when the first anthology film, Rogue One, hasn't even been released. What's even more interesting is that, according to The Playlist, Iger has called Rogue One an experiment, and one that he doesn't expect to do as well as The Force Awakens:
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the strange world of movie production, where you're planning five years ahead before the first 'experiment' is done. May the Force be with your planning committee, Disney.