The film industry faced some major repercussions because of the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in production shut down and release dates getting delayed further and further. While the next Star Wars movie isn't slated until 2022, the pandemic might have a lasting effect on the franchise's future films.
While discussing some rumors about TV shows set in the galaxy far, far away, Jason Ward of Making Star Wars says Star Wars film productions could face some state changes, especially in the budget department.
The outlet's Pinewood sources expect future Star Wars movies to be "a lot cheaper moving forward" following the global pandemic. The next films are said to be "smaller in scale" and "more intimate" as well because of "economic turndowns" that the world has faced.
However, the outlet provides a glimmer of hope, saying that this isn't the "worst" news to come regarding these movies considering that A New Hope and 1989's Batman were much cheaper compared to movies released in 2019.
Kevin Feige, Taika Waititi, and Rian Johnson are some of the directors that'll be helming future Star Wars projects. Considering that these are big names in the industry, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with given that they have a lower budget to make use of for their respective projects.
The next Star Wars movies are currently slated for release on 2022, 2024, and 2026.