Through the Sequel Trilogy doesn’t end until later this year with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, attention is already turning to the future of the franchise.
Last week, Disney unveiled their slate of releases for the next decade-ish and Star Wars films are landing in 2022, 2024, and 2026. Then, while speaking at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications Summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed which three Star Wars we’ll be getting first.
“The [David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss series will be the next Star Wars movies released,” Iger said. He continued, speaking about the break between this year’s film and the start of the next trilogy. “We’re hard at work already, but we felt years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset but, to gear up for the next film’s release.”
It was announced last year that Weiss and Benioff would be writing and producing their own trilogy. At the time, Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, released a statement regarding the announcement. “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. Their command of complex characters, depth of story, and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
Some Game of Thrones fans (myself included) may be a little skeptical of the two writers after this last season. But, hopefully, a new franchise with a clean slate and no restrictions should prove Kennedy’s words to be true.