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Kathleen Kennedy Confirms The Next Star Wars Film Will be Taika Waititi’s

Yesterday, Star Wars Celebration brought a lot of exciting news out Lucasfilm’s various Star Wars projects coming to Disney+, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Andor, Ahsoka, The Mandalorian, and the new series, Skeleton Crew. Left out of the announcements were their big-screen projects in development.

GamesRadar got to speak with Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, and she revealed that they are continuing to develop projects with one coming next year. When asked if the Taika Waititi’s previously announced Star Wars movie would be next, Kennedy simply stated, “That’s correct.” When asked if it’s coming in 2023, “Yeah. Well, not 2023, but late 2023, we haven’t locked anything in [referring to the December 2023 Star Wars release date on Disney’s release calendar].”

Details regarding the project are being kept under wraps but is said to be a new movie outside of the Skywalker Saga. When Thor: Love and Thunder finished filming earlier this year Waititi went straight into development on his Star Wars project.

Taika Waititi’s Star Wars project now takes over the release date previously held by Patty Jenkins’ Rogue Squadron movie. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron had been delayed due to Jenkins’ schedule as she still had Wonder Woman 3 and Cleopatra on the horizon. Jenkins has since left the director’s chair of Cleopatra t to focus on Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.