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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reportedly plans to announce a new Star Wars film and director in January 2020.

In a new report about the future of Lucasfilm after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there’s also mention of when things will move forward, in terms of revealing the next slate of Star Wars movie projects. Three dates have already been locked down for new Star Wars movies in 2022, 2024, and 2026, even though no new trilogy of films, or standalone films, have been announced. Now it’s being stated that sources have identified that there’s one untitled Star Wars movie indeed on lock for 2022 – and we’ll be getting that official announcement in January.

“Sources say Kennedy has a film on deck for 2022, but not the one being developed by The Last Jedi filmmaker Rian Johnson. (No announcement is planned until January.) Kennedy’s contract is up in 2021, so whether she will be on the job when this film is completed is not clear” according to THR’s profile on Lucasfilm and studio president, Kathleen Kennedy.

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Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.

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