As confirmed by Variety, citing inside confidants, Disney has canceled two Star Wars movies that had been in development for some time. There are some more underway, but none have been approved. the announced premiere of one star wars movie in December of 2025is right now a huge void.
Looks like Lucasfilm still hasn’t recovered from the tremendous box office crash which was Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, which grossed half that of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens.
That was in 2019, and since then, at least two Star Wars movies have been canceled. Variety has confirmed that Star Wars: Rogue Squadronwhich had a release date for December of this year, has been stuck in the freezer despite the fact that the Rogue Squadron stories are among the fan favorites.
The complicated future of Star Wars movies
This film was directed by the prestigious director and screenwriter Patty Jenkinswith movies like Monster or Wonder Woman, or the wonderful series Arrested Development, on his resume. He had been working on it since 2019.
Variety has also confirmed the cancellation of another Star Wars movie being developed by the head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, with a script by Michael Waldron, author of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It was going to be a completely free movie, not tied to prequels or sequels.
Apparently this cancellation is due to both are involved in too many Marvel projectsand they can’t with everything.
What will be released then? December 2025? At the moment, there is no candidate.
There is the option of rian johnsonwho said that wants to do another star wars moviebut is tied to the Daggers in the Back movies and the Poker Face series.
Variety’s sources speak of two other unconfirmed films. One would be Taika Waitikithe creator of Thor: Love and Thunder, who in addition to writing and directing, wants to be one of the protagonists (he is also an actor).
On the other hand, the two-time Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoywho has directed an episode of Ms Marvel, seems to be involved in a Star Wars movie project scripted by Damon Lindelof, known for the Lost series, a couple of Star Trek movies, Watchmen, and others.
After cancel two Star Wars moviesDisney has nothing for the advertised premiere of December 2025. The final decision could be between those projects of Taika Waitiki and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. But the clock is ticking, and a star wars movie it is complicated to do.