New Report Says Lucasfilm Has a STAR WARS Movie Problem That it is Trying to Sort Out Right Now

Disney and Lucasfilm has had a Star Wars movie problem development since the release of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER back in 2019. As is, there's been nothing in production yet.

According to Variety, Disney and Lucasfilm are reportedly not moving forward with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige's Star Wars movie as well as director Patty Jenkins' planned Star Wars movie, ROGUE SQUADRON

Variety exclusively reports: 

"In December 2020, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy announced that 'Wonder Woman' helmer Patty Jenkins would direct the next 'Star Wars' movie, the one-off adventure 'Rogue Squadron.' But in September 2022, Disney pulled the title from its scheduled December 2023 release, and sources with knowledge of the production say it is no longer in active development at the studio. (A rep for Lucasfilm did not respond to a request for comment. In December, Jenkins said in a statement that she was still developing 'Rogue Squadron,' but 'I don’t know if it will happen or not.')

"Meanwhile, Variety has learned that a possible 'Star Wars' feature produced by Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is also no longer in active development at Lucasfilm."

However, the Hollywood outlet reports that writer/director Taika Waititi's Star Wars movie is still moving forward.

"Sources say 'Thor: Love and Thunder' filmmaker Taika Waititi continues to work on his possible 'Star Wars' feature, and he would most likely have a part in it as well..."

As far as any other potential Star Wars movie projects are concerned, there's not much out there known at the moment, but Variety did mention the following:

"As for Rian Johnson, the in-demand filmmaker has made no secret that he still wants to make the 'Star Wars' movies... and Kennedy has been clear that Lucasfilm still wants him, too. But Johnson’s immediate priorities — continuing his Benoit Blanc movies with Daniel Craig for Netflix and Season 2 of hit Peacock series 'Poker Face' with Natasha Lyonne — will keep him occupied for the foreseeable future.

"And although Lucasfilm has yet to officially confirm it, sources say the studio is committed to a 'Star Wars' movie from director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a two-time Oscar-winning documentarian..., who made her live-action narrative debut with two episodes of 2022’s 'Ms. Marvel' for Disney+. Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were attached in October to write the script for that movie."

After digesting all of this it seems something is happening behind closed doors at Lucasfilm regarding the future of Star Wars films. But fans will have to wait until Star Wars Celebration Europe in April to possibly find out what the heck is happening with Star Wars on the big screen.