According to a report from Bloomberg, Disney CEO, Bob Iger, has stated plans that indicate that there will be a hiatus for Star Wars movies after the debut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases this December.

Iger explained Disney’s plans for new Star Wars movies by saying:

“We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them.

“We will take a pause, some time, and reset because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

Bob Iger

I wouldn’t call this a surprise, especially after he jacked the launch of Solo, which all but assured its poor box office reception, and I do think that failure led to this hiatus by delaying any future Star Wars standalone movies from progressing. Now that doesn’t mean I think standalone films will be gone for good, but I do think there was going to be at least one more to release after Episode IX.

Either way, I would plan on at least a full year of no new Star Wars movies in 2020, and possibly 2021, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a new Star Wars movie from either the Game of Thrones duo, or Rian Johnson’s trilogy by the end of 2021. I just hope we aren’t talking about dipping into 2022 before we get a new movie.

Of course we will have the live action TV shows to keep us busy, but I really don’t want Star Wars movies to go on a break that last longer than a year and a half.

With that being said, it does sound like that when Star Wars movies do return, we should expect a decades worth of them MCU style!

While speaking to Fandango, Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Lucasfilm is shooting for just that. She said:

“We’re looking at stories that will span the next decade.”

Kathleen Kennedy

So while we’re getting a hiatus to figure out the future direction of Star Wars movies, it does sound like we will be getting a bunch of them once they floodgates reopen.

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.