Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just the beginning – from here on until 2020 we will have one Star Wars flick released each year. Is this a good news? Apparently so – however, one can only wonder if supersaturation won't appear. Sure enough, three of the following five movies are completely different stories than the traditional one (being spin-offs which expand the universe). Nonetheless…
In any way, Entertainment Weekly has released the full slate of movies to be included in the Star Wars Galaxy, together with the release dates. And the first one, coming on the 16th of December 2016, is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and starring Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Elysium), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Blade II), Jiang Wen (The Founding of a Republic), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Alan Tudyk (Serenity), the movie is set sometime between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope: a team of rebels attempt to steal the plans of the Empire's most destructive weapon, the Death Star.
Star Wars Episode VIII will be written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper) and will see the return of the main actors from The Force Awakens (Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, and others). Nothing is known about the plot itself, but we can expect to tie the loose knots of The Force Awakens. It will be released on the 26th of May 2017.
On the 15th of May 2018, the second spin-off will be released – and it is one which will finally make us understand how the Kessel Run can be run in less than 12 parsecs. The Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo is just a working title, but it will be definitely directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie) – the Han Solo spin-off was supposed to be directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle).
Episode IX will be released in 2019 – it isn't known whether in May or in December. What is known is that Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) will direct, on a script by Rian Johnson.
Lastly, the final Star Wars flick will be another spin-off: Boba Fett. Literally nothing is known about this movie, other than the fact that it will be released in 2020.