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Disney announces 3 new Star Wars movies, including one featuring Daisy Ridley’s Rey

Updated Apr 7th, 2023 8:19AM EDT
Rey (Daisy Ridley) in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Image: Disney

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Lucasfilm just held a big showcase at Star Wars Celebration in London, where it revealed some major Star Wars news. Disney showed off new trailers from some of its upcoming Disney Plus shows, but the main announcements dropped at the end of the event. Kathleen Kennedy revealed three new Star Wars movies that Disney is working on, including one featuring Daisy Ridley’s Rey character from the latest Star Wars trilogy.

We’re not looking at a trilogy here, as the three movies aren’t all set in the same time period. Disney wants to continue exploring the universe’s rich history, setting these movies in different periods of the massive timeline. The strategy aligns with the Disney Plus shows, which occur at various points in Star Wars history.

As you can see in the photo below, Disney has an enormous Star Wars timeline to explore in future stories. This will let it create new adventures anywhere on the timeline without necessarily having to recycle any of the legacy characters.

James Mangold will make a Star Wars film about the “first Jedi to wield the force.” The film is set at the dawn of the Jedi.

Dave Filoni’s new Star Wars movie is about the “escalating war between the Imperial remnant and the New Republic.” We’re looking at a “cinematic event” in the Mando universe. Filoni will “close out the interconnected stories told in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and other Disney Plus series,” according to Disney’s brief announcement.

Finally, the third new Star Wars movie that Disney announced on Friday is one that fans of Daisy Ridley’s Rey will be excited about. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is making the new film, set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker. Rey will be rebuilding a new Jedi Order.

Unfortunately, Disney did not reveal any release date information. We have no idea when these three new Star Wars movies will hit theaters. Or whether they’ll premiere in this specific order. Disney announced the films in chronological order when it comes to the Star Wars timeline. But that doesn’t mean the projects will land in theaters in the same order.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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