Disney and Lucasfilm do have a Star Wars movie scheduled for December 2022, but so far there's been no official announcements beyond the release date, while Disney CEO Bob Iger stated earlier this month that the priority for Star Wars now lies on television.
Background: Matt is now adapting the manga series One Piece for Netflix after working as a story editor on the streaming giant's Luke Cage and The Defenders, as well as ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This would mark Lucasfilm's latest foray into a "Star Wars" feature since "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" bowed last December, though "Jojo Rabbit" Oscar victor Taika Waititi was also recently courted to develop a film for the franchise. Though it is unsure yet if the movie will be receiving a theatrical release or is headed for Disney's streaming service.
Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger told investors earlier this month that "the priority in the next few years (for "Star Wars") is television", which could include spin-offs of the hit Disney Plus series "The Mandalorian" - the second season of which debuts this October.
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Should Dillard end up directing, he would be the first black filmmaker to helm a Star Wars project. "With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together".
So far, upcoming "Star Wars" films on the docket are dated for December 16, 2022, with further installments set for December 2024 and December 2026, though the nature of those projects - and whether the latest from Dillard and Owens is one of them - hasn't been announced.
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