Although the star wars The franchise has flourished since the arrival of Disney+, with hit series like The Mandalorian et Obi Wan Kenobi becoming one of the biggest shows on the platform, its big screen presence has languished since the release of L’Ascension de Skywalker in 2019. While there were originally plans for further film releases from Lucasfilm, it seems that for the time being, The Last Hope has been erased from Disney’s upcoming release schedule. Directed by Patty Jenkins Thieves Squadron was the only movie on Lucasfilm’s release schedule, although the movie itself already seemed to have been dropped from their production slate last year, so while the news isn’t a huge surprise, it seems like a last nail in the Thieves Squadron coffin.
Disney has unveiled the release dates for a number of non-star wars projects, such as White as snow being scheduled for release on March 22, 2024, to be followed by upside down 2 on June 14, 2024, and Mufasa : The Roi Lion on July 5, 2024. However, while there are plenty of movies to come in Disney’s next two years, there are no more star wars projects slated for theatrical release anytime in the near future.
Thieves Squadron was originally announced in 2020 and would have been the first theatrical release star wars project to be released from Saga Skywalker closed with L’Ascension de Skywalker. Cracks began to appear in the film’s production as there had been no casting details or moves on the film, and in November 2021 it was revealed that the film was being delayed due to scheduling disputes. schedule with other Jenkins projects. Now, it looks like fans are going to have to wait a little longer to star wars‘back to the big screen, and on and on for Jenkins’ Thieves Squadron.
Lucasfilm recently committed to bringing Star Wars back to a theatrical event
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy made it clear that star wars will return to theaters, and it’s all about finding the best way to do that. While a large part of the star wars franchise focused on Luke Skywalker one way or another, the future of star wars movies are about going beyond the Saga Skywalkermaybe that’s why Thieves Squadron no longer on the plans. Kennedy previously said:
“We are going beyond existing sequels as we look to our cinematic space. The sequel era]is what we talk about a lot in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and how far we’ll go. That’s really the space we’re focusing on.
Whereas star wars will continue to be a dominant part of Disney+, with a new season of The Mandalorian coming with new series such as Andor et L’Acolyteit is also planned The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson returns to the franchise with a new trilogy of films, as well as a new star wars project written and directed by Thor: Love and Thunderit’s Taika Waititi. How many of these movies will hit theaters, and when, is something that currently seems to be known only to a select few.
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