Disney confirms new Star Wars anthology film for 2020

The future of the sci-fi franchise stretches far, far away


It looks like Rogue One and Han Solo won’t be the only Ones going Solo in the Star Wars franchise, as another “anthology” spin-off from the main sci-fi saga is reportedly planned to hit cinemas in 2020.


Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference (as reported by Deadline), Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that a writer had been hired to write the currently unknown picture, which will follow Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One this Christmas and Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s untitled Han Solo prequel in 2018 as a standalone movie set in the Star Wars universe.

This means that with the recently-wrapped Star Wars episode VIII and planned Episode IX, we’ll be looking at five new Star Wars movies over the next four years, with Iger also saying he and Lucasfilm exec Kathleen Kennedy had “started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond”.

However, Iger also revealed that there was some doubt about the anthology model, saying that while “interest is high” and he loved what he’d seen people needed to manage expectations about how Rogue One would fare in comparison to last year’s Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

He added: “It does not fit neatly into the Skywalker saga.”

In summary, by 2030 literally every film in the cinema will be a Star Wars story, but be honest – you’ll love it.


Rogue One: a Star Wars story will be released in UK cinemas on 16th December