Third ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Film Slated for 2020 Release

Sep 21, 2016

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Today, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced to investors several plans for their Star Wars property moving forward for the next decade. Apparently the CEO has already seen a rough cut of this years Rogue One and it looks very promising. Since this is the very first “spin-off” Star Wars film ever the company is being very cautious when it comes to staying true to the original saga’s spirit. The next spin-off that will start filming next year is Chris Miller & Phil Lord (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) Han Solo origin film.

After that a third spin-off has always been rumored but never confirmed.  However, Bob Iger did confirm as writer has already been brought on board to pen the third spin-off film. He also goes onto confirm the studio is aiming for a 2020 release.

While Josh Trank’s Boba Fett spin-off movie was canned after the trouble the director caused on the set of The Fantastic Four no one knows what this new spin-off could be. Actor Ewan McGregor has been very vocal on returning for a Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film during the character’s time on Tatoonie before the events of A New Hope.

I’d very much like to do one too. I think the story between Episode III and Episode IV, I think there’s a story there. I think that’s the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, if there is one. The one that bridges my Obi-Wan Kenobi and Alec’s Obi-Wan Kenobi because there’s a—I don’t know how long he’s in the desert there, but it’s got to be twenty or thirty years.

The actor even returned to voice a single line in Star Wars: The Force Awakens during Rey’s force vision. While this would be great to see the actor return this is far from confirmed.

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Hopefully, we should be getting more information on the upcoming spin-off very shortly…

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