Disney cancels planned “Star Wars” projects

WHILE war of stars TV series The Mandalorian, Andor, Obi Wan Kenobi And Boba Fett’s book While it has been a hit with both viewers and critics, reception to its recent film offerings – consisting of a new sequel trilogy and several standalone prequel films – has been somewhat mixed.

So it was hardly surprising when it was announced that Disney was no longer “actively developing” two upcoming Star Wars films by Kevin Feige and Patty Jenkins.

Variety revealed that Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron and Feige’s untitled Star Wars film have both been shelved by the studio.

As recently as December of last year, Jenkins spoke about how she was still working on Rogue Squadron, posting on Twitter: “Lucasfilm asked me to consider returning to him [Rogue Squadron] after [Wonder Woman 3]which was an honor, so I agreed.”

She added: “They made a new deal with me. In fact, I am still involved and this project has been in active development ever since.”

Lucasfilm hasn’t released a Star Wars movie since 2019 EPart IX: The Rise of Skywalkerthe studio has instead focused on expanding the popular franchise on Disney+ with live-action series.

However, Lucasfilm has been actively planning the franchise’s cinematic return and has untitled films scheduled for release in late 2025, 2027 and 2029.

With Jenkins and Feige’s projects on hold, only three projects are currently considered “active”: a solo film by Taika Waititi and two feature films by Damon Lindelof and Shawn Levy.

Levy has promised fans he will be developing a film worth making and bringing to the big screen.

In a previous interview with Variety, he had said, “And you better believe I won’t squander this juiciest of opportunities.”

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Caroline Bleakley

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