Star Wars fans all around the world have a reason to rejoice as Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 that three new Star Wars films are on the way. The announcement has left fans thrilled and eagerly anticipating the release of these live-action movies. Let’s delve into the details of this announcement and what we can expect from these upcoming projects.
James Mangold: Exploring the Dawn of the Jedi
James Mangold, known for his work in Logan and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, will be helming one of the new Star Wars movies. Mangold’s movie will take us back to the dawn of the Jedi, a time period that has not been explored in the Star Wars movie franchise before. It will be interesting to see how Mangold interprets this period and what new insights he brings to the Star Wars universe.
Dave Filoni: Focusing on the New Republic
Dave Filoni, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed TV series The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, will also be directing one of the new Star Wars movies. Filoni’s movie will focus on the New Republic and will bring closure to the interconnected stories that were told in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and other Disney+ series. Fans are eagerly anticipating the conclusion of these storylines, and Filoni’s movie is sure to provide a satisfying ending.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy: Building a New Jedi Order
The third new Star Wars movie will be directed by Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is known for her work in Ms. Marvel and Saving Face. Obaid-Chinoy’s movie will be set after the events of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and will feature Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Rey. The movie will explore Rey’s journey as she builds a new Jedi Order, which is sure to excite Star Wars fans who have been eagerly waiting to see what happens next after the events of Rise of Skywalker.
Expanding the Universe With Three New Star Wars Films
Kennedy said during the Studio Showcase that the new movies are part of Lucasfilm’s effort to expand the Star Wars universe by building a rich future, expanding upon the present, and going deep into the past to tell their stories. Kennedy also acknowledged that the new movies are in line with George Lucas’s vision of Star Wars, which was to move forward and backward along a mythological timeline.
The announcement of three new Star Wars movies has left fans excited and eagerly anticipating their release. With talented filmmakers like Mangold, Filoni, and Obaid-Chinoy at the helm, fans can rest assured that they are in for a treat. The new movies are part of Lucasfilm’s effort to expand the Star Wars universe and tell new stories that will span the past, the present, and the future. We can’t wait to see what these movies have in store.