We now know what the powerhouse new franchise for Walt Disney Studios is: “Untitled Disney.”
Ok, that’s a joke, but it’s because in the most recent slate of upcoming films released by the company this past week includes a whole lot of slots for “Untitled Disney,” or similar counterparts like “Untitled Marvel” or “Untitled Star Wars.” The schedule includes dates for 2023 all the way to 2028, so it’s understandable why there wouldn’t be a ton of details for some of these projects. Furthermore, given the long-range nature of these kinds of releases there will be plenty that changes before we actually get to the dates mentioned, which is why Disney releases an updated slate regularly.
But I want to mention that on this latest slate there are two Star Wars movies, both of which are untitled (so no information as to what they might be). There’s a slot for Star Wars on December 19, 2025, and one on December 17, 2027.
That’s not really new, but it means it’ll be one day shy of six years to the day in-between Star Wars theatrical releases. Fortunately there has been a ton of Star Wars content on Disney+ in that span, so the galaxy far, far away is as alive as ever. But there’s just something about the franchise that feels made for the big screen, and I can’t wait to have that experience again.
We still don’t know what that movie will be, however. There are plenty of projects in various stages of development, but nothing far enough along to make it an obvious next film. And with it being six years later, plus with it being outside of the Skywalker Saga, it’s important to make sure it’s the right project to launch into a new era of Star Wars theatrical films. I’m guessing that at Celebration London this year we’ll get more details about the upcoming film slate. It was noticeably absent last year at Celebration, but this year we’ll be two years out and it would seem like an opportune time to roll out some of that. That’s just me speculating though.
In the meantime, we’ll keep seeing more Star Wars on Disney+, which is great, and Lucasfilm will release Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny in theaters this summer. But we’ll have to wait two more years before we see Star Wars return to theaters.