Star Wars: Rey Movie May Be Called Episode X: A New Beginning

The film is scheduled for release in 2026

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According to the Production List, the new Star Wars film, focused on continuing Rey's (Daisy Ridley) story, will be called A New Beginning. According to the website, the film will also continue with the numbers and will be titled Episode X. Previously, the film was known as Star Wars: New Jedi Order, which would only be the production title. The new chapter is expected to premiere in December 2026 (the Mandalorian film comes out in May of the same year) and it will be the first in a new trilogy. Check out the published synopsis:

"Set some 15 years after Rey's victory against Palpatine and the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the sequel delves into Rey's courageous effort to restore the Jedi Order, where she takes on the role of mentor to two promising young men students—a girl and a boy. As her training progresses, it becomes evident that the girl possesses extraordinary abilities, destined to emerge as a future leader."

The film is directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and written by Steven Knight (previously, the project had Damond Lindlelof and Justin Britt-Gibson as scribes). It had initially been planned for December 2025, but its date was changed in Disney's latest calendar release. Another Star Wars feature has been added, arriving on December 18, 2026. To top it off, a Star Wars film previously announced for December 17, 2027, remains on Disney's calendar with the same date.

In addition to the film that involves the return of Rey (Daisy Ridley), we will have one that takes place in the "Mandoverse" of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, directed by Dave Filoni, and which was thought of as a major event bringing together the events and characters of these and other Disney+ series. The most mysterious and last one is thousands of years before Episode I, with James Mangold directing. The director described the project as a "biblical epic" that will focus on the emergence of the first Jedi and their initial contact with the Force. Like Mangold, who releases Indiana Jones 5 this month, is shooting his Bob Dylan biopic, and still has Monster of the Swamp at DC in the plans, it won't be a surprise if this is the last.