In the past 5 years, not a single Star Wars movie has been released in theaters. As such, fans are getting impatient. There have been many announcements about various Star Wars movies being developed by loyal directors. But nothing has materialized so far. However, if recent reports are to be believed, that will soon change as Lucasfilm has plans for the galaxy far, far away until 2027.
Lucasfilm is bringing a full slate of Star Wars movies through 2027
The lack of Star Wars movies on the big screen after the Sequel and Solo trilogy ended was disappointing to many. For a long time it was rumored that Kathleen Kennedy was responsible for this shutdown because she was too careful on what has been published. This was reportedly due to the controversial reception of the Sequel Trilogy.
However, the latest rumors said it was the former CEO of Disney Bob Chapek who put an end to to Star Wars movies. Many have speculated that this decision was made to bring more Star Wars content to Disney+. And it must be said that so far, all the shows have been breathtaking. However, no matter how good these shows are, they can’t match the experience of watching Star Wars on the big screen.
If you too are feeling the same way, then you are going to be thrilled with the reports that are currently circulating. According to Jeff Sneider, Lucasfilm has apparently planned Star Wars movies until 2027. He said:
“I think there’s a lot of stuff coming from the feature side of Lucasfilm to be excited about… But specifically from the Star Wars side, I think it was a conscious decision to pivot to television for a while. and to really establish Disney+ and tell different stories. But I think… fans obviously have to be patient, because we won’t see any of that until 2025. But from what I understand, Kathleen has planned the next five years. They have their Slates 26 and 2027. We just don’t know what they are yet.
Kathleen Kennedy’s rumored departure from Lucasfilm
If the above report is true, we’ll finally be able to see Star Wars back on the big screen in five years. However, apart from this news, something else in the quote caught our attention. Sneider says that “Kathleen has planned the next five years.” This appears to contradict other reports that claim Kennedy leaves Lucasfilm soon.
And that makes us wonder if Kennedy indeed left the company, why would she plan for the next five years? After all, it’s entirely possible that Lucasfilm’s next president will drop it and start over. As such, rumors of Kennedy’s departure don’t seem to hold water. Moreover, such reports have been circulating for almost 5 years, and she is still there.
However, what makes us doubt these reports even more is that now Bob Iger is back as CEO of Disney in a surprise return. As such, his focus will surely be to steady the ship rather than fire CEOs and scout for new talent in these tumultuous times.
But what do you think of the Kennedy drama and Star Wars plans? Tell us below.