Star Wars is fast becoming an annual staple at the cinema, with a new release planned every year up until 2020. As part of the ‘Star Wars Story’ brand, however, it seems likely we’ll see these Star Wars films continuing indefinitely – one a year, every year, forever.
We had Rogue One just last year; a young Han Solo film is set to appear in 2018 and another mystery flick is planned for 2020. What could this mystery film be? And when Disney begins to develop films for 2021 and beyond, which aspects of the Star Wars galaxy should they tackle?
It’ll be interesting to see if any of the ideas here – which I’ll tell you are Young Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the First Jedi, Mace Windu vs Boba Fett, The Old Republic, an unrelated love story in the middle of the Empire, and Jabba the Hutt – ever actually materialise.
Certainly, I suspect that the Boba Fett movie will include Mace Windu to some extent – it’s the most obvious version of the story, and I think in positioning it as more of a Mace Windu movie than a Boba Fett film there’s a way of making it at least a little bit more interesting. An Obi-Wan film is confirmed, and I figure the First Jedi or the Old Republic will have some relevance to Rian Johnson’s new trilogy.
A Leia movie is still the best idea, as it goes. Increasingly, I’m convinced it’s the most important film for Star Wars to make at this point. They need to diversify it a bit, really.