From StarWars.com, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kenendy announced on April 7 that three new live-action movies set in the galaxy far, far away will be hitting theaters soon. The installments of this new Star Wars trilogy will be directed by James Mangold, Dave Filoni, and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Kennedy said during her announcement:
“As you can see by all the television we’ve been doing, we’re exploring a lot of different storylines. This really spawns from what George Lucas said years ago, that he created Star Wars to move forward and backward along a mythological timeline. Now we’re looking to broaden that timeline, building a rich future, expanding upon the present, going deep into the past to tell our stories, and we’re thrilled to be working with some of the best and most passionate filmmakers on projects that will span the past, the present, and the future.”
Just revealed at #StarWarsCelebration, Kathleen Kennedy welcomes James Mangold, Dave Filoni & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on stage as future directors of three new upcoming Star Wars films. pic.twitter.com/v2os1tdHJH
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 7, 2023
So who are these three directors? James Mangold and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy are newcomers to Star Wars, but not to Disney. Mangold directed the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Obaid-Chinoy co-directed the Ms. Marvel series.
Dave Filoni, on the other hand, is a veteran Star Wars director. He’s played a huge part in projects such as The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the Ahsoka series. His Star Wars film will revolve around the New Republic, tying up storylines that have been set in motion by various Disney+ series such as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Mangold’s film will explore the Jedi’s origins, and Obaid-Chinoy’s project will take place after Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (the most recent live-action movie set in the universe). Obaid-Chinoy’s movie will also feature the return of Daisy Ridley’s Rey as her character builds a new Jedi Order.
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