Disney announced its self-inflected hiatus would be over in 2022 with new Star Wars films. Let us take a look into what the reasoning could be.
As news broke that Star Wars hiatus would be over in 2022, let’s look at what may have factored into the thought process.
Yes, it will be roughly a two-and-a-half-year break after Episode IX is released. Yet, this is proof Disney was in the developmental stages.
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Solo fell flat at the box office. While The Last Jedi had a tremendous box office take (taking home more than $1.3 billion worldwide), there was still a lot of backlash from a segment of the fans. Fans are ready for new stories with new characters, to really dive into the universe both past and future.
With David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the Game of Thrones showrunners, said to be working on a new trilogy believed to be centered around The Old Republic as well as Rian Johnson developing a new Star Wars trilogy, perhaps Disney felt good about the direction the franchise is headed.
It is something that has worked well for the Marvel universe. Disney/Lucasfilm are looking to pull out of the current slump that has hit the Star Wars films and sent the fan base ablaze with confusion, anger and division.
Benioff and Weiss are more than capable of pulling the franchise out of the downward slide that began with TLJ. Fans unfamiliar with the Old Republic, it takes place roughly 3,000 some odd years before the prequel trilogy. It is a time Sith and Jedi chased each other across the galaxy, it is a fantastic story line.
By and large Rian Johnson’s trilogy is a bit more blurry in terms of when it will take place.
What are your thoughts on Star Wars post hiatus?