The “Star Wars” franchise is coming back in a big way this Fall with Lucasfilm set to premiere “The Mandalorian” TV series on its Disney+ service in November, followed a week later by a new major video game and then a month later by J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.
What lies beyond that though is a little unclear. We do know we’re getting another “Star Wars” film in 2022, but with at least two different trilogies in development stages along with previously in the works standalones sitting there, it isn’t fully clear what film it will be. We also know there’s a “Rogue One” prequel TV series coming with the focus on Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor.
This week, Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped some reveals on both fronts. Speaking at the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit, Iger confirmed that a third live-action TV series is being considered with a rough airdate target already in mind:
“In the interim, we are producing two live-action Star Wars series for Disney+. One of them is called The Mandalorian, which is being supervised by Jon Favreau, and the other one is a bit of a prequel to Rogue One. My guess is there will probably be one more, at least one more, live-action series that we produce for Disney+, meaning a Star Wars series, before we release the next film.”
Speaking of that next film, Iger discussed the three-year hiatus the franchise is taking after ‘Rise of Skywalker’ hits cinemas and then confirmed its the first film from “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ planned trilogy that will be the one hitting in 2022:
“We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”
“The Mandalorian” will hit November 12th, ‘Rise of Skywalker’ opens late December,