Speculation is rife around the future of Star Wars canon, as rumors suggest the Star Wars sequel trilogy will be erased by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. Reports from Hollywood insiders suggest Favreau and Filoni are considering a rebooted sequel trilogy, after the disappointment of 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Though not confirmed, this would likely involve remakes of all three films.
Is the Star Wars sequel trilogy being erased?
The news about a potential reboot of the sequel trilogy originated from a YouTuber called Overlord DVD, using movie producer Kamran Pasha as a source. They’re currently suggesting that Favreau and Filoni will erase the sequel trilogy by redoing the three films. Presumably, they’ll follow a different plot to The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker, but nothing is official yet.
The video containing the discussion can be viewed below:
Star Wars fans might welcome this news, if Favreau and Filoni really are involved, as the pair worked together on the hugely popular The Mandalorian for Disney Plus. The show has become one of the most successful Star Wars projects since the Disney buyout in 2012. Dave Filoni also worked closely with George Lucas on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, prior to Disney’s buyout. Since then, he’s worked as a creator for the current Star Was animated show, The Bad Batch. He’s beloved within the Star Wars community for the new characters he helped create, including Ashoka Tano and Cad Bane. Therefore, if the sequel trilogy is erased, fans will be glad to see Favreau and Filoni working on the reboots.
Of course, this is all currently at the speculation stage. Disney and Lucasfilm have made no official comment on the current reports. At present, the next Star Wars movie is 2023’s Rogue Squadron, directed by Patty Jenkins. If plans change and the sequel trilogy is erased, then Lucasfilm will certainly officially announce the new slate. Until then, we can probably assume that the adventures of Rey, Finn, and Poe will remain in Star Wars canon.
In other news, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser today launched his own game studio, called Absurd Ventures. PlayStation has also purchased the PC port studio Nixxes, suggesting more of their exclusive releases will make their way to PC in the future.