SWNN has a source who told them about the upcoming projects from Lucasfilm after the Sequel trilogy and the Han Solo spinoff and it sure does look promising!
Before getting excited just keep in mind that this hasn’t been confirmed by Lucasfilm and it is just a rumor until confirmed. However, considering where it comes from, it’s very likely to be legit.
There are at least three spinoffs in development after the Han Solo one.
– Obi-Wan Kenobi
This one has long been rumored and Ewan McGregor has been very vocal about doing a Obi-Wan spinoff. This wouldn’t come before 2020 of course but it is definitely the one I am more excited about especially who they have in mind to direct it. Here’s what their source had to say about it:
“Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of Lucasfilm fully intend to make an Obi-Wan movie set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with Ewan McGregor in tow. I want to emphasize that it’s a movie, singular – not a trilogy. Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards could be returning to the director’s chair, as Kathleen Kennedy was happy with his work on that film. The team of producers and writers are going to be different than Rogue One. An announcement of an Obi-Wan movie might just be one of the big surprises at Celebration Orlando. This possibility is supported by the existence of a few materials that were made in conjunction with the event.”
Gareth Edwards understands perfectly the Star Wars universe, he proved it with Rogue One. He gave us something that could have totally been something Lucas would have done. And if it is indeed announced at Celebration, I would bet either on the 40th Anniversary panel or the closing ceremony, we will have to see how it goes.
– Boba Fett & the Bounty Hunters
This one was more than a rumor, Josh Trank was supposed to direct it and announce it at Anaheim Celebration in 2015 before he ended up exiting the project, but it seems it is not cancelled after all.
“Rest assured, the Boba Fett movie is not dead. As far as I can tell, the movie will most likely not be an origin story. It’s not strictly a Boba Fett movie, but a film about an ensemble of bounty hunters on an adventure. It sounds as though Fett is just one important component to the movie as opposed to the central character. The project is basically going to use the same pitch that it would have had if Trank had directed it. A script was not even ready at the point where Trank would have talked about his movie at Celebration Anaheim, the project has received further development thanks to Kinberg’s efforts.”
– A Romance
The last one is supposed to be a romance kind of movie like the “Lost Stars” book written by Claudia Gray (highly recommended).
“This Star Wars project is going to target the young-adult audience and have slight romantic themes to it. Said story is a tragedy…the “love story” angle has more in common with Han & Leia’s romance in The Empire Strikes Back than anything else. This is the first major step toward getting a Star Wars movie that’s directed by a woman. This is the first major step toward getting a Star Wars movie that’s directed by a woman.”
There is more of course than just these three movies. Television will also be a big medium for Star Wars:
“Star Wars on television is going to become a big focus over the next few years. The new series might be more in-tune with the existing story arcs of the Star Wars saga instead of “filling in gaps” like The Clone Wars and Rebels have.”
Since August, we knew a new project was coming and that Dave Filoni had also been promoted as head of creative development for the animation department meaning more than just one project was coming. They definitely will use this medium a lot.
Another interesting thing to notice is it seems like there will be a hiatus in the movies at one point according to the source:
“There seems to be a plan for a hiatus on Star Wars movies – a plan that will happen after a few years after the end of the Sequel Trilogy.”
And the last bit of information was also a given, a fourth trilogy would be coming but not just yet:
“Since Star Wars is a generational thing, there will be a gap between the Sequel Trilogy’s end and the new trilogy’s arrival.”