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We’ve Got The Full Star Wars Film Slate Here!

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn took the stage to present the Lucasfilm slate and timeline to the D23 expo fans. Horn reminded everyone that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015. His real goal was to touch on the Star Wars film slate through 2019.

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group LA) ALAN HORN (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios)

Touching on Star Wars: Episode VIII, Horn reminded the audience that Rian Johnson (Looper), will direct the film slated for release on May 26, 2017. Then in a surprise announcement, Horn informed everyone that Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic Worldhas signed on to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

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Moving on to the new Star Wars story series, Horn touched on the untitled standalone Han Solo film, slated for release on May 25, 2018. This will be directed by Christopher Miller & Phil Lord, (The Lego Movie) with Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon Kasdan writing the screenplay.

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group LA) ALAN HORN (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios)

Horn then took the audience by surprise, announcing the entire cast for Rogue One, which will be the first of the standalone Star Wars stories to hit the big screen.Gareth Edwards (Godzilla (2014)) is directing Rogue One, and tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Shooting has already begun. The full cast includes a diverse number of actors including: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, and Forest Whitaker.

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group LA) ALAN HORN (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios)
Last, but not least, Alan Horn introduced J.J. Abrams, and the cast of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Daisey Ridley, Lupita N’yongo, and Oscar Issacs came to the stage to greet fans and discuss the film. Harrison Ford gave an especially touching speech on his excitement for a new era of Star Wars films. They were all very enthusiastic and passionate about The Force Awakens. 

D23 EXPO 2015 - D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, brings together all the past, present and future of Disney entertainment under one roof. Taking place August 14-16, this year marks the fourth D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center and promises to be the biggest and most spectacular yet. (Disney/Image Group LA) OSCAR ISAAC, JOHN BOYEGA, LUPITA NYONG'O, DAISY RIDLEY, J.J. ABRAMS, ALAN HORN (Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios)

As you can see, there is a full-fledged poster ready for Episode VII:

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Source: D23

Pictures: D23 Press

 

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