According to a fresh rumor, more than one Star Wars film could be announced quite soon.
Lucasfilm has been away from the theatrical game since late 2019, with no big-screen movies having hit theaters since the Skywalker Saga ended with Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
Recent weeks haven't done Lucasfilm any favors either, as reports noted that both Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson had left the 2025 Star Wars movie that they were writing together.
And while Disney explained that the studio is being "very careful" in picking the next Star Wars movie, making sure that it's "the right one," fans remain anxious to see when the galaxy far, far away will return to its original home in theaters.
New Star Wars Movies Rumored To Be Announced Next Month
A new rumor dropped by Hollywood insider Jeff Sneider on The Hot Mic podcast claimed that Lucasfilm will take the the stage at Star Wars Celebration in London in early April to announce three brand-new Star Wars films:
"I am told that three movies, three movies will be announced at Star Wars Celebration.”
Sneider also mentioned how the movie currently in development under director Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy could be a decider for Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
On quite a serious note, the insider was told that if a Star Wars movie isn't released by December 25, 2025, Kennedy would no longer continue running Lucasfilm:
“[The Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy movie] is a big movie, not just for Star Wars, but for Kathleen Kennedy herself. So, I’m told that Kathleen Kennedy’s whole job depends on having a movie in theaters on Christmas Day 2025. If there’s no movie on Christmas Day 2025, there’s no job.
Will New Star Wars Movies Live Up to Hype?
Even looking at how Star Wars found so much success on Disney+ with hit shows like The Mandalorian and Andor, theaters are where the franchise was born and where it thrived for nearly five decades. Now, the big mystery is what three movies Lucasfilm has in store for fans as Star Wars Celebration gets ready to take the spotlight in April.
Ms. Marvel director Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy and The Mandalorian's Taika Waititi are already set to take on their own new Star Wars movies, although there are no signs pointing to whether those movies will be part of this announcement.
With reports of at least two other movies hitting the chopping block, including one from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, anticipation is rising to see exactly how Lucasfilm will return to theaters after the Skywalker Saga.
Star Wars Celebration is already building up to be quite the event for the fandom, and with news teasing some thrilling new creatives joining the story from other avenues, these new movies should be a hot topic as the event inches closer.
Star Wars Celebration takes place in London, England from Friday, April 7 to Monday, April 10.