Star Wars Movie Schedule Through 2020
Star Wars is the biggest sci-fi brand in the world. No one surpasses them in terms of branding, merchandise, and name recognition. You may speak German, Chinese, Spanish or Russian, but you’ll know the word ‘Jedi’. As popular as it is today, it was just 4 years ago when the popularity was at one of it’s lowest. George Lucas was 7 years removed from making Revenge of the Sith and vowed never to make the remaining 3 parts to the 9 part saga. At the time, the franchise was all but dead. Then came along a very infamous mouse and the rest is history.
Disney bought the franchise by acquiring Lucasfilm for $4 billion on October 30, 2012. When news of the purchase hit the wire, the internet lit up on fire. The buzz around town was Disney would be reviving the Force to complete the 9 part saga. Fast forward nearly a year later and Disney sets the internet ablaze, as they announce the first of a trilogy with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The revival of one of the biggest franchises had officially begun. Lucasfilm later released a schedule of future films slated through 2020. Below is an update of their schedule and movie information.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: December 16, 2016
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. In theaters December 2016.
Synopsis courtesy of Star Wars
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Star Wars: Episode VIII starts off where we ended in The Force Awakens. Rey has reached her destination and completed the task of finding the exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Reluctantly, Luke agrees to train Rey in the ways of the Force. The story continues to follow Rey on her epic journey for the truth, along with Finn and Poe.
*synopsis created by myself and just a guess
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 25, 2018
Alden Ehrenreich has been casted in the starring role of Han Solo. The movie will follow the story of a young Han Solo before he raced in the Kessel Run and long before he was frozen in carbonite.
Star Wars: Episode IX
Release Date: May 23, 2019
The conclusion to the new trilogy and 9 part Skywalker saga started in 1977.
Untitled: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: 2020
Not much is know about the 3rd stand-alone movie. Rumors state the movie will be based on Boba Fett or on the bounty hunters before A New Hope took place.