The premiere of J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens reignited the world’s passion for George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise. Before 2015, the last Star Wars movie to arrive had been 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, the final film in the often-infamous prequel series, which is as polarizing amongst Star Wars fans as anything else. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a similar effect, pulling a wide audience further into the Star Wars mythos. The next four films slated to take place in a galaxy far, far away will, undoubtedly, only result in further fervor.
There are currently four more Star Wars films underway over at Lucasfilm and Disney. Two of them will wrap up the most recent trilogy, the story of a new generation of heroes and villains, and the other two will complete the unconnected anthology trilogy, the first of which was Rogue One.
Here’s the expected release date of every upcoming Star Wars movie:
December 15, 2017: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The first official trailer for The Last Jedi premiered April 14, with Rey (Daisy Ridley) going through Jedi training under Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) watchful eye, and Luke announcing that it’s “time for the Jedi to end.” In The Last Jedi, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is dead at the hands of his son, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), who seems ready to lead an attack against his mother’s, General Leia Organa’s (Carrie Fisher), Resistance. More plot details will be available as the world grows closer to the film’s December release date.
May 25, 2018: Untitled Han Solo Story
The Han Solo film is the second Star Wars anthology film after Rogue One. It will star Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, who will still be trying to figure out his place in the universe. He’ll be helped along the way by Woody Harrelson’s mentor character Beckett and Donald Glover, who will play a young Lando Calrissian. Also joining the cast is Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag).
May 24, 2019: Star Wars: Episode IX
The as-yet-untitled Episode IX just got a new official release date and its predecessor, The Last Jedi, won’t arrive until December 2017. So, we’ve got a while until we know anything about Episode IX. But at least there’s a release date!
And we seriously know nothing about the third anthology film. A lot of fans guessed it might be a Leia anthology story, but the tragic death of Carrie Fisher and the announcement that she won’t even be in Episode IX make it unlikely that Lucasfilm would take on a Leia anthology. The other popular running fan theory is that the film will be an homage to either Boba or Jango Fett, two of the most unexpectedly beloved characters in Star Wars history.