Lucasfilm Announces The Next Star Wars Film

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Lucasfilm has announced a new Star Wars film is in the works.

A release date has not been set, but the company released a number of details this week on Star Wars Day, May the 4th.

Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jojo Rabbit), who directed the Season One finale of The Mandalorian, is tapped to be the director of the brand new film.

They have also brought on Krysty Wilson-Cairns, an Academy Award nominee, to help with writing the screenplay.

As for the plot of the film, details are so far scarce.

Rumours have suggested it would focus on the era of ‘The High Republic’, 200 years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

A series of comic books and novels are also set to be released that take place in this era, meaning the rumours might be off the mark.

The era of the new film might also jump back a few thousand years before the prequel trilogy, known to include another era called The Knights of the Old Republic.

It is also possible it might go forward – generations after Luke Skywalker. There have also been talks of solo spin-offs, but Disney has claimed an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off for their streaming platform, Disney Plus.

The most recent film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did signal the end of the story of beloved characters Luke, Leia, Anakin and Rey.

With so much more information to come, fans will continue to speculate.

What would you like to see in a new Star Wars film? Let us know by commenting below.

Written by Erin Christie

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