As Star Wars fans know, this is far from the first time a potential movie has fallen down a Death Star reactor silo since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson had planned a full trilogy of films, while “Game of Thrones” writers David Benioff and DB Weiss are preparing their own “Star Wars” trilogy , which was meant to explore the history of Star Wars’ Jedi Knights, only left the project shortly before The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters.
All of these potential films finding themselves suddenly frozen in Carbonite is another sign of the plight of Hollywood’s “cinematic universe”, especially Disney. While the MCU is going through its own growing pains as it balances a seemingly never-ending pipeline of content between movie theaters and streaming, Lucasfilm has had decent success with its “Star Wars” franchise on Disney+, “Man. The Dallians” has gotten a lot of positive attention (it’s just entering its third season) and “Andor” in particular. With all of this in mind, some argue that Star Wars doesn’t necessarily need to return to the big screen.
Even so, that doesn’t mean Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm are done trying. In addition to Waititi’s still-early-stage projects, Variety also cites sources that say “Ms. Marvel” director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is working on a “Star Wars” movie for the studio. While these films are still in the early stages, and it won’t be long before they too float in space, Star Wars fans can hope that, as Yoda once said, “There’s another movie. “