It’s been almost two years since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While the franchise has continued on TV, Disney’s massive film plans have been put on the backburner. However, Disney appears to be changing tact with a new movie based on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Disney wants to capitalise on Star Wars: The Old Republic nostalgia
Reported by reliable news source Star Wars News Net, Disney is attempting to restore faith in Star Wars movies. While many were upset by the end of the sequel trilogy, reverting to an even earlier timeline would give writers more freedom
The unannounced movie will be tied to the established universe of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Set during the rise of the Jedi religion, the movie would give moviegoers a fresh look into the iconic universe.
Allegedly, Star Wars: The Old Republic will start filming next year on a fast production schedule. Reportedly, the movie will take over the planned release date of Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron film. As a result, Rogue Squadron will now release in 2024 following a major rewrite.
The future of Star Wars movies
Disney’s surprise Star Wars movie is somehow not all that surprising. Star Wars comics and shows like The Acolyte will be exploring The Old Republic. With that in mind, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for a movie based in that timeline as well.
Outside of this surprise film, Disney is planning on a lot more content. Taika Waititi's mysterious Star Wars film is planned to release around 2025. Afterwards, Marvel producer Kevin Feige is working on his own Star Wars movie.
There’s a lot of Star Wars across TV and film coming for fans. After 50 years, the iconic Sci-Fi franchise is bigger than ever before