Star Wars movies will take a 'hiatus' to 'reset' following Episode IX

Lewis Collier
April 13, 2019

"We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter", Iger told Bloomberg. So, take a look at some of the day one imagery below and make sure to join us on Twitter to follow along as I Live Tweet the big panels and keep an eye on our Facebook where I'll post some random galleries.

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These new movies likely include The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's stand-alone trilogy, as well as another trio of films from Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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It was also confirmed that the series would be the first of the Star Wars live-action shows to be available to watch on Disney's streaming service, with showrunner Jon Favreau adding that they're now putting the finishing touches on the project. At least one of those projects, a still-untitled show based on Rogue One's Cassian Andor, has been confirmed. Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago this weekend, and to kick things off, we're getting a Star Wars: Episode IX panel at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET, live streamed across the internet for all to see. "We think it will be great".

Star Wars: Episode IX, directed by JJ Abrams, is due for release on December 20, with Disney+ set to launch in the United States of America on November 12.

We really don't know what to expect, but with just eight months to go until Episode IX hits theaters, we are holding out hope that there will be a ton of new information for Disney and Lucasfilm to share today.

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