Star Wars movies to be far more spaced out, following the 007 model

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The Star Wars cinematic saga is to follow the release pattern of James Bond films going forward, it seems.

With Star Wars absent from the big screen (save for re-releases) since 2019’s The Rise Of Skywalker, Lucasfilm has been wrestling with the cinematic future of the saga, all the way having far more success with series on Disney+.

Recently, Lucasfilm announced three more Star Wars movies, from filmmakers James Mangold, Dave Filoni, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. No release dates have been confirmed, and the current strike from the Writers’ Guild of America is likely to add an extra delay or two. The earliest we could realistically expect a new Star Wars film is the back end of 2025.

Kathleen Kenney, the chief of Lucasfilm, initially was working to a schedule that was delivering a new film ever year. But she’s admitted in a new chat to Empire that those days are gone. Instead, she’s taking inspiration from 007 instead.

She admitted “I’ve often brought up Bond”, noting that the films in that saga arrive “every three or four years, and there wasn’t this pressure to feel like you had to have a movie every year”.

“We have to eventise this”, she said, leading us to go and look up the word eventise. “It’s much better to tell the truth that we’re going to make these movies when they’re ready to be made, and release them when they’re ready to be released”.

Which does indeed seem a better plan that the saga of announcing films and then they disappear, never to be spoken of again.

More over at Empire, here.

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