It’s one to file under “unsurprising”, but a third standalone “star wars story” movie has been confirmed for 2020. “I had a meeting with [Lucasfilm boss] Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out – well, we reviewed – the star wars plans we have till 2020,” said Disney head honcho Bob Iger. “we have movies in development till then and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond…”
Closer to the present day, it looks like episode VIII might just have a title! Unfortunately, we don’t know what it is yet. Rey herself, Daisy Ridley, told the My Dad wrote A porno podcast: “I heard a title, but I don’t know if it’s going to be that. I heard the title a long time ago before we started filming. It’s going to be a while before it’s released, I imagine.” Current favourites in the sFX office are Gentle Ren, Leia Cake and snoke on The water.
on Rogue one, we now know that the music will still be different to what we’ve heard before, but different in a different way to what we were expecting. Alexandre Desplat, the Godzilla composer who was lined up to become the first man other than John williams to score a live-action star wars movie, has left the film due to “scheduling conflicts”. His replacement is regular JJ Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino, a man who’s no stranger to star wars – he was a stormtrooper in The Force Awakens.
over at Marvel Comics, Kieron Gillen is staying in that galaxy far, far away after his Darth Vader run wraps up. Currently titled star wars: Classified, featuring art from Kev walker and due in December, his new series’ subject matter remains, er, classified. Finally, Jason Aaron and salvador Larroca’s ongoing star wars series is going where no one has gone before by looking into Yoda’s past, following him on a pre-Clone wars adventure.
Will the third Star Wars standalone movie star Boba Fett?