In a bumper presentation at the Disney Investor Day livestream, Disney just confirmed some new Star Wars movies. The big news is that Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins is making a theatrical movie called Rogue Squadron, which will release in late 2023.
Jenkins tweeted out the news, along with a video explaining her reasoning for taking on this particular job.
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Rogue Squadron will focus on the fighter pilots of the legendary squadron, who were previously the subject of a popular book series in the pre-Disney days of Star Wars. This Rogue Squadron, though, is composed of new pilots trying to make their mark in a 'future era' of the Star Wars galaxy.
In addition, Lucasfilm discussed Taika Waititi's previously announced Star Wars movie, which doesn't seem to have a release date yet. Jenkins' Rogue Squadron, then, will be the next theatrical release in a galaxy far, far away.
Another new film called A Droid Story is being made – this one is exclusively for Disney Plus. It's a collaboration between Lucasfilm's animation team and Industrial Light and Magic, and focuses on R2-D2 and C-3PO. It's about the droids taking on a secret mission that only they know about, and teaming up with a new (as-yet-unnamed) hero.
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This is just the tip of the iceberg for Star Wars content announced today. On the TV show front, we learned about a new 'event' series around Lando Calrissian, as well as a series called The Acolyte from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland. We also learned about Star Wars: Visions, a series of short animated films from Japanese creators.
Liking The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney Plus? Good news: there will be two Mandalorian spin-offs: Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic. So, Star Wars is only going to get bigger in the next few years – especially on Disney Plus.