Earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke to Bloomberg to level set on what can be expected for the Star Wars movie franchise after the release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
“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.”
It is only appropriate, in my opinion, for the Star Wars movies to take a bit of a break to allow the fans around the world to digest what is essentially the end of an era. Star Was movies will be forever different after the end of The Rise of Skywalker. 40 years of story telling comes to a close on December 20th, so there will definitely need to be a break before we re-introduce the world to Star Wars post the Skywalker Saga.
Have no fear though, Star Wars content will still be rolling out. We have plenty of TV shows to look forward to, animated and live action. We know that The Mandalorian will be releasing this year along side Disney+; we have Star Wars Resistance season 2 coming our way, the revival season of Star Wars The Clone Wars, and we also have the Cassian Andor live action TV series that was also announced for Disney+.
As for the standalone films like Rogue One and Solo, there is no official word on whether or not those will continue. We all know that Solo had a rough stint at the box office, but we have to assume that these one off films still have value to both fans and Disney. Only time will tell though.
We know we have Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and David Benioff and DB Weiss’s new series of films as well, so we know the content is coming. It is just up to Disney and Lucasfilm to decide when the time is right.