It goes without saying that Lucasfilm's Star Wars movie slate is in a state of stagnancy which is quite baffling because that wasn't the case three years ago when the production company officially laid out its plans for the franchise's future on the big screen, with several big-screen projects revealed during Disney's 2020 Investor Day.
Of course, Star Wars has somewhat shifted its focus to streaming since the arrival of The Mandalorian and while most of the shows they've put out on Disney+ have been absolute bangers, there's no denying that the billion-dollar franchise is still best experienced inside a theater.
This is why Lucasfilm is doing everything in its power to ensure that Star Wars' return to cinemas will be massive and as per a new report, cameras could soon begin rolling for their next big screen outing.
According to the latest report from World of Reel (via Bespin Bulletin) the upcoming project, which will reportedly pick up where The Rise of Skywalker left off will begin filming this April. No other details surrounding its production were disclosed but if the rumor ends up being true, then it's a major development for the film and only goes to show that it's a top priority for Lucasfilm currently.
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Obviously, the latest development in Lindelof and Obaid-Chinoy's project begs the question: will we see it premiere earlier than expected? Of course, given how film productions normally work, there's a good chance that its release date could be moved from 2025 to 2024 but the idea of it being given a lengthy post-production time isn't out of the question either.
Meanwhile, all your Star Wars favorites — from film to series are available to stream exclusively on Disney+.