Recently, we had a lot of Star Wars excitement when Lucasfilm announced three new upcoming movies. But in addition to those movies, there are a handful of Star Wars films that have been in the works for quite some time. These long-awaited projects include Star Wars movies helmed by Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson, and a movie, with an actual title, Rogue Squadron, from Patty Jenkins. In addition, other Star Wars projects, such as a Lando Calrissian Disney+ series, have been heavily discussed but haven’t seen much progress. Recently though, a slew of Star Wars projects received brief updates from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
Here’s what she said, speaking to Empire ( via Slash Film) about these movies and TV shows.
Rian [Johnson] and I talk all the time. […] [He] just keeps getting more and more successful, and it keeps moving things back further and further. One day we’ll figure this out. And Taika [Waititi] is working away. He’s just, and he won’t get mad at me for saying this, slow. We’ve got a couple of acts, we need a third. And Lando is still on the books, and Rogue Squadron is still on the books. We just want them to be great.
A series of very interesting updates. It’s good to know all these projects are still on the books. And at least Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie sounds like it’s inching along surely, if slowly. Of course, things could change, for better or for worse, at the drop of a hat. Hopefully, though, we’ll see some of these Star Wars movies and series come to life sooner rather than later, or at least we hope to get more updates on where they stand. We sure have had much time to imagine what they might be like.