Lucasfilm will make a decision with which Star Wars Story to go with by this June, and it will be released in 2020…
When speaking with Vanity Fair about Carrie Fisher’s legacy in Star Wars, as well as the future of Star Wars films, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the third Star Wars Story will be decided on by June 2017, and will be released in 2020.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the first of the Star Wars standalone films to be released, in 2016, and with the untitled Han Solo film set to hit theaters in 2018 — Episode IX to follow in 2019 — 2020 will be the year the third Star Wars Story will debut.
"Yes. We haven’t identified it yet, but yes. We have a couple of things right now that we’re circling, and we’ll make a decision between the two pretty shortly. It’s probably for 2020, and we will make a decision by June."
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It is important to remember that the 2017 D23 Expo will be held in on July 14 – 16, and it is highly likely that Lucasfilm will wait until then to reveal the working title and story of the third Star Wars anthology film.
While many fans have been clamoring for the announcement of an Obi-Wan standalone film, there are rumblings that Boba Fett could be the next target. Also, of note, after the wild success of Rogue One, and in particular the Darth Vader hallway rampage scene at the end of that film, there have also been many fans hoping for a Darth Vader standalone film set in the time between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One.
We want to hear from you: Which Star Wars Story would you like to see Lucasfilm go with? Ewan McGregor in an Obi-Wan story? Or, how about a Boba Fett and his gang of bounty hunters? Would you instead, like a Darth Vader standalone film? Let us know by sounding off in the comments below and on social media.