Lucasfilm’s scheduled Star Wars film for 2022 has been pushed back to 2023, meaning that after releasing five Star Wars films in five years, there will be a four year gap before the franchise returns to the big screen. CNN reports that all Disney films have been pushed by a year, except for Mulan, for which the new release date has not been announced.
In May, a new Star Wars film was announced, which may or may not be the 2023 feature. Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, will direct and co-write the feature film with Krysty Wilson-Cairns, screenwriter of 1917. Waititi also directed the season finale of Star Wars: The Mandalorian and voiced IG-11.
Rian Johnson and Kevin Feige are also attached to Star Wars film projects.
Despite the delay, the many small screen projects should provide inspiration for new LEGO Star Wars sets. A new Star Wars animated series was recently announced, titled The Bad Batch. Other new shows also announced include one that will follow Cassian Andor and another that will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Mandalorian Season 2 is coming later this year.