New ‘Star Wars’ Film Could Be Coming Featuring the Backstory of Exegol


Disney and Lucasfilm are all over the place when it comes to the topic of Star Wars movies.

First we had Kathleen Kennedy saying there would likely not be trilogies moving forward and then Bob Iger announced that they were taking a break from Star Wars theatrical films and now the internet is in a tizzy about the next possible Star Wars film.

What we don’t know is if it’s meant to be a theatrical release or something for Disney+.

As it stands, the theatrical release dates they had set before Iger announced the “future of Star Wars was television”, are still there, with a film release listed for December 16, 2022 and two other ones for December 2024 and December 2026.

This time is seems that Disney has hired Sleight filmmaker J.D. Dillard and Luke Cage writer Matt Owens to work on a new film that is rumored to be the answer to all the plot holes we were given with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Reportedly this new film will take place on the planet of Exegol, which was where the Emperor had hid out and amassed his new fleet in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. I know some of the comics have been focusing on this as well.

I guess they decided to go back to movies after people indicated they weren’t going to read a bunch of comics and books to get answers that should have been given in the film.

Having creatives assigned to a movie doesn’t necessarily mean it will come to fruition anyway. We’ve already seen other directors like the Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss come and go to much fanfare. There always seems to be “creative differences” in regards to Disney anymore.

As fans we will have to wait and see where it goes.

What do you think? Comment and let us know.

Sources: Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter,



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