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Star Wars dates: Here’s when the next 3 movies are released

Just saw Rogue One and want more Star Wars action? Well, you’re going to get more – at least three titles. But when, specifically, will each new film be released? Below is Disney’s plan along with what’s currently known about casting and storylines. Obviously, these dates are subject to change. Thankfully, no Bothans died to bring us this information …

Star Wars: Episode VIII
Written and directed by Rian Johnson
Starring: Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, more
Release: Dec. 15, 2017
Logline: Unknown. Boyega claimed the script was “darker” than the first, while Johnson has said the movie starts “zooming in on the characters and getting to the heart of them, challenging them, and pushing them deeper,” and Isaac has said “Rian is definitely going to places and investigating things that haven’t really been done in the Star Wars universe.”

Untitled Han Solo Anthology Film
Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Written by: Lawrence and Jon Kasdan
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke
Logline: “How young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.” Lawrence Kasdan has said, “you have to imagine [Solo] 10 years earlier [than in the first film] in his early 20s. What was he like before he hardened up? Before he had some setbacks? Before he put on this cynical coat? What got him there?”
Release: May 25, 2018

Star Wars: Episode IX
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Writer: Rian Johnson
Starring: Not yet announced
Logline: Unknown. Trevorrow has said, “We want to channel the invention and just the raw creativity and the boldness that George [Lucas] brought to these films and not being afraid that we’re going to embarrass ourselves by doing something that might be crazy… I just want to embrace that kind of invention and creativity that he brought to it.” The director also reportedly wanted to shoot some footage in actual outer space.
Release: 2019

Hey, weren’t there more Star Wars movies on this list last year? Yes, there were. Like the Boba Fett one. But more stand-alone films have reportedly been put on hold until after Rogue One is released to give Disney a chance to access audience reception to a film that takes place outside the regular franchise titles. So we’ll have to wait and see if the rather futuristic-sounding year of 2020 gets us another Star Wars film.