STAR WARS: REY Movie News Said To Be Imminent As One Huge STAR WARS TV Show Is Seemingly Delayed

STAR WARS: REY Movie News Said To Be Imminent As One Huge STAR WARS TV Show Is Seemingly Delayed

We have an exciting update about Lucasfilm's plans for the Rey movie starring Daisy Ridley, but with good news comes bad as it's looking increasingly likely that one Star Wars TV show will be delayed.

By JoshWilding - Dec 04, 2023 08:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron was originally supposed to be released in theaters this month, but like many Star Wars movies overseen by Kathleen Kennedy, it's a project that's somehow fallen by the wayside at Lucasfilm. 

The next Star Wars movie is currently dated for May 2026 and looks likely to be the one revolving around Daisy Ridley's Rey Skywalker. While Damon Lindelof penned an early version of the screenplay, Steven Knight has since been enlisted to write a new draft for filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. 

Set 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, the story will revolve around the sequel trilogy lead rebuilding the New Jedi Order and the powers that rise to tear it down.

It's previously been reported that the untitled movie will feature two Black leads, one male and one female, as the students Rey is teaching to carry forward the ways of the Jedi. Now, we have an update from Jeff Sneider on The Hot Mic podcast and it sounds like news is imminent. 

"I wouldn’t be surprised if we got Star Wars news this month. Star Wars has always been a franchises that has like...things don’t always get announced. I remember years ago that this was uproar that Star Wars hadn’t hired a writer of colour, but I came out, after people told me privately, and said that they have writers of colour, but that they don’t want to respond to all the nonsense essentially."

"I do think that there are things lying in wait. Possibly casting news that are already done. I think that the Daisy Ridley movie has its leads already and it is just a matter of a reporter finding out."

We won't get our hopes up but this seems to suggest at least some cast members will be revealed before the holidays. The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have caused significant delays but Disney is keen to get Star Wars back in theaters where it belongs. We're also hearing the plan is still for shooting to commence in London next year. 

In other news, a press release sent out by Disney+ previewing the streamer's slate appears to confirm the release of only Star Wars TV shows in 2024. Andor was previously confirmed for an August 2023 premiere, but shooting was disrupted over the summer and it looks like it's now heading our way in 2025. 

Here's what Disney+ has confirmed is on the way:

'Star Wars: The Acolyte'' will premiere on Disney+ in 2024. The series is a mystery-thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era. A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.

'Star Wars: Skeleton Crew' tells the story of four kids who find themselves lost in the vastness of the galaxy trying to find their way home. This series will arrive on the platform in 2024.

Stay tuned for the latest on Star Wars as we have it. 

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Matchesz
Matchesz - 12/4/2023, 9:55 AM
"I remember years ago that this was uproar that Star Wars hadn’t hired a writer of colour"


This is a goddamn lie, WHOOOOOOO uproared about that?? if we uproared that I dont have a million bucks does that mean disney has to pay me ??
DevilsDreams
DevilsDreams - 12/18/2023, 4:10 AM
@Matchesz - I'd imagine a few "woke warriors" on Twitter or something...

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