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Star Wars Films Will Go on Hiatus After Episode IX

April 12, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Episode IX

Disney has confirmed that once Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker releases, the franchise’s film side will go on a bit of a hiatus. Bob Iger told Bloomberg that the plan is to ease off the franchise for a while once the ninth film releases on December 20th.

“We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter,” Iger said of the decision. “There are movies in development, but we have not announced them…We will take a pause, some time, and reset…Because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

The move comes after the last spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story, became the first film in the franchise to actually lose money. Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are working on a new series of films in the universe, but no details on them have been revealed.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that that we’ll be without the Force at all. The setting’s first live-action TV series, The Mandalorian, will be available on Disney+ when that service launches. In addition, Disney+ will have a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes. Just don’t expect to head to the theaters for your Jedi fix for a bit.