New “Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” and Untitled Star Wars Film by Taika Waititi Slated as Next Theatrical Releases

Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, announced two brand-new “Star Wars” theatrical films at the recent Disney Investor Day 2020 event.

Untitled Star Wars Film by Taika Waititi


Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, The Mandalorian) is set to helm a currently untitled Star Wars film. Though no specifics were provided, Kennedy said of Waititi and the film:

“Taika’s approach to Star Wars will be fresh, unexpected and unique. His enormous talent and sense of humor will ensure that audiences are in for an unforgettable ride.”

“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron”


“Star Wars: Rogue Squadron” is being directed by Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman films). The film is slated for a Christmas 2023 release. Describing the film, Kathleen Kennedy stated:

This story will introduce a new generation of starfighter pilots as they earn their wings and risk their lives in a boundary-pushing, high-speed thrill-ride. The legend of Rogue Squadron has been long beloved by Star Wars fans and will move us into a future era of the Galaxy.

What do you think about these new films? What do you think Taika Waititi’s film will be about? The Old Republic? Something post-Episode IX? And how about “Rogue Squadron”? Will there be fan backlash because it is set in a “future era” of the Galaxy? (Existing Rogue Squadron stories are set during the Rebellion Era.) Let’s discuss in the comments!

For more Star Wars news, read about Hayden Christensen’s return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi Series on Disney+.