New Star Wars Movie Reportedly Prepping for Production Early Next Year

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Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker back in 2019, there have been questions about the next theatrical film in the franchise. Since then, we have heard about several projects that are in development although none of them are coming to fruition yet. Now, it looks like we may finally have a promising update about the long-gestated next Star Wars film.

A new report from MakingStarWars.net YouTube Channel (via Bespin Bulletin) has claimed that the pre-production work for the next Star Wars film is set to begin as early as April or May at Pinewood Studios in London early next year. They speculated that the unspecified film could be the Taika Waititi project.

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"I was talking to some people at Pinewood [Studios] and there’s some evidence that they will be shooting a Star Wars movie, I don’t think shooting, beginning construction on a Star Wars movie around April to May," they said in the video.

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"So if you think about it, this might actually be a good sign for the Taika Waititi project. How it sounds like it’s going to go is Taika is going to turn in his movie around December and then they’ll [Lucasfilm] know. And if it does happen, around April or May they will start making sets. That’s what I have heard. That’s me, okay?"

We do have to point out that the report has not been confirmed yet by Lucasfilm nor reported by any of the major trades so we have to take it with a grain of salt for now.

Assuming that the report is true, it is definitely a promising update since we really haven't heard any significant news about their next Star Wars film. While there is a likelihood that it could be the Waititi project, there is also a possibility that it will be the Damon Lindelof project that has also been in the works.

For now, let's wait for a confirmation from Lucasfilm about the specific Star Wars film project that they will greenlight for production soon and, hopefully, it will just be a matter of time before we finally hear any official news.

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The next Star Wars film is currently slated for release in theaters on December 19, 2025.