The “Star Wars” saga, the legendary “Star Wars”, will continue with three new episodes, one of them set 15 years after the last trilogy, where British actress Daisy Ridley will once again play the role of Rey, as announced this Friday by the producer LucasFilm during a convention in London.
Each one will take place at a different time, explained Kathleen Kennedy, president of the studio acquired by Disney in 2012, before welcoming its directors to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.
The sequel to “The Rise of Skywalker” (2019), episode 9 of the saga, has thus been entrusted to the renowned Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, director among other works of the “Miss Marvel” series. Two-time Oscar winner for two documentaries that denounce violence against women, she will be the first woman to direct a film in the series since its creation by George Lucas in 1977.
Already in charge of the fifth work of “Indiana Jones”, the other cult saga of LucasFilm, and popular for his direction of two installments of “X-Men” James Mangold will also be in charge of explaining the birth of the knights – and ladies-Jedi, while Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian” or “Ahsoka”), a regular in the galaxy far, far away, “will orchestrate the escalation of the war between the remnants of the Empire and the New Republic,” has add Kathleen Kennedy.
These announcements were very well received by the approximately 5,000 fans who were part of the public, deprived of a movie from their favorite saga in theaters since the last installment in 2019.
Disney bought LucasFilm and its franchise for $4 billion in 2012 and immediately began production on the previous new trilogy and spin-off films “Solo” and “Rogue One” before reining in its big-screen ambitions. .
The entertainment giant then turned more to TV series to fuel its streaming offering, Disney+.
Although no new series was announced this Friday, fans have been able to see the first images of “Ahsoka”, expected in August on the platform, of “Skeleton Crew”, starring Jude Law, present in London, of “The Acolyte ” or even season 2 of “Andor”.