New Star Wars Movie Could Release In 2025, 6 Years After Rise Of Skywalker
Although there has not been an installment since 2019’s Rise of Skywalker, Jeff Sneider believes that a new Star Wars film could release by 2025. The newest Star Wars trilogy, which kicked off with The Force Awakens in 2015, faced some mixed reviews upon its release. Despite this, a new Star Wars film has not only been confirmed but has been given a tentative release date as well.
Although this will be the newest Star Wars theatrical release since the sequel trilogy, the new film is set to be detached from The Rise of Skywalker. The ninth episode in the series was meant to exist as an end to the Skywalker saga, which when it was all said and done spanned three trilogies. Though this does not mean that this is the end of characters like Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron, as they might still appear in spin-off series’. Additionally, Disney has made no mention of the existence of an upcoming Episode X.
Though the Skywalker saga is seemingly at an end, Sneider shared some Star Wars news on The Hot Mic podcast. Sneider stated that he believes the new Star Wars film, scripted by Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) and up-and-comer Justin Britt-Gibson, will be the next theatrical release for the franchise. Check out what Sneider had to say below:
I think it’s gonna come out December  2025… I’ve been saying that since I reported it. So I broke that story in March… I didn’t realize, what I had originally reported, it was unclear whether this guy [Lindelof] was going to be writing the script or leading a writer’s room. I knew he was working on something up there, right? So it turns out he was leading a writer’s room… In the end, [Justin Britt-Gibson] is going to be co-writing with Damon, and yeah, they have the director from Ms. Marvel [Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy]. I think that’s an interesting package, I think that we’ll see it Christmas 2025.
Why The Next Star Wars Movie Is Taking So Long to Release
Although there have been releases like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor, to name a couple, it will have been 6 years since a proper Star Wars theatrical release. Initially, Disney scheduled three Star Wars movies after The Rise of Skywalker, the first of which was to be directed by the Game of Thrones showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. That project was supposed to hit theaters on December 16, 2022, but was ultimately canceled. Coming off of that cancelation, Disney also released a new schedule for their release dates as projects were pushed back due to the pandemic. Among these changed release dates were those of the new Star Wars films, which were initially rescheduled to December 19th, 2025, and December 17th, 2027.
It will be interesting to see a new Star Wars film not involved with the Skywalker saga, as that paves the way for a whole batch of untapped characters and storylines. Fans of the franchise who cannot wait that long need not worry however, as there are many Star Wars installations between now and the next theatrical release. With season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and season 3 of The Mandalorian just around the corner, as well as many unannounced films in development, this is an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan.
Source: John Rocha