Disney already has a director for Star Wars 10


If one thing is clear, is that moviegoers worldwide are eagerly awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

This is because J.J. Abrams’ will close the curtain on the trilogy which began in 2015 with The Force Awakens, and which continued in 2017 with Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. That Star Wars film was loathed by quite a few fans for not staying true to canon though – it wasn’t what audiences expected from a follow-up to J.J. Abrams’ earlier effort in some ways, making it a disappointing movie for many.

J.J. Abrams looks likely to straighten things with his upcoming The Rise of Skywalker though, even if this obviously won’t be the last Star Wars film to hit theatres by far.

Actually, Disney has already booked a director for the next Star Wars movie, as was recently reported on GameSpot. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucasfilm’s top dog Kathleen Kennedy already knows who will be taking the director’s chair for the next Star Wars.

This movie won’t be coming anytime soon – Disney boss Bob Iger already said Star Wars will be taking a break after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, something which may have to do with the fact that Solo: A Star Wars Story was a disappointment at the box office last year.

This next film would be the tenth in the mainline sequence of movies, although it remains to be seen whether Disney will be releasing this as Star Wars 10 or Episode 10. Supposedly, the entire plotline which began with George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode 4) comes to a conclusion in J.J. Abrams’ movie next month (which launches on December 20), and the movie’s stars such as Daisy Ridley and John Boyega did sign on for three movies only, although there’s nothing preventing Disney from continuing this story if it so pleases.

This movie could also be another ‘A Star Wars Story’ feature like Solo or the pretty great Rogue One. A Boba Fett spin-off move was in the works at some in point (although it got cancelled), but there are obviously plenty of characters and side stories in the Star Wars universe on which to base another Star Wars Story spin-off, of course.

Either way, we’ll know more about this upcoming film next month, as Lucasfilm has an announcement planned for January, which is something to look forward to no doubt for the millions of Star Wars fans out there. In the meantime, there’s also Rian Johnson’s yet unnamed film to look forward to, and of course, J.J. Abrams’ The Rise of Skywalker, which is just around the corner.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm)