Star Wars: Three new films added to Disney and Fox release schedule

New movies will be helmed by Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss

Roisin O'Connor
Wednesday 08 May 2019 07:28
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Disney and Fox have announced a number of new additions to their release schedule that takes fans all the way to 2027, following their $71 billion merger earlier this year.

Among the movies planned for release over the next eight years are three currently untitled Star Wars projects, which are scheduled for release each pre-Christmas weekend every other year from 2022.

The dates are 16 December 2022, 20 December 2024, and 18 December 2026.

No new details around the films have been revealed, but Disney previously announced that two separate Star Wars series separate to the Skywalker saga were being developed by Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.

“We’re excited to put in place a robust and diverse slate that lays the foundation of our long-term strategy, bringing together a breadth of films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Fox, Fox Searchlight and Blue Sky Studios to create an extraordinary collection of cinematic experiences for audiences around the world,” said Cathleen Taff, president of theatrical distribution, franchise management, and business and audience insights at The Walt Disney Studios.

“With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still scheduled for 20 December 2019.

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