By Megan McCluskey
Updated: July 30, 2018 3:28 PM ET | Originally published: December 14, 2017

Since The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, the Disney-owned Lucasfilm has officially released four new Star Wars movies. And fortunately for fans of the galaxy far, far away, it doesn’t look like the studio plans to stop churning out Star Wars movies anytime soon.

The list of upcoming Star Wars movies continues to grow, with a new trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson in the works in addition to the conclusion of the Star Wars sequel trilogy that kicked off with Force Awakens.

With that being said, it can be hard to keep track of all of the upcoming Star Wars movies and their respective release dates. So if you’ve found yourself asking, “When does the next Star Wars movie come out?,” then wonder no more.

Check out our list of all the upcoming Star Wars movies below.

Star Wars: Episode IX (Dec. 20, 2019)

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2015
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Star Wars: Episode IX will be the third and final chapter in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. But with its predecessor, The Last Jedi, just recently released, details about the plot are completely under-wraps.

What we do know is that Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will return to the galaxy far, far away to helm Episode IX of Star Wars in the wake of Colin Trevorrow stepping down due to differences in vision for the project with Lucasfilm.

“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ,” Lucasfilm said in a statement.

Chris Terrio—who is known for his work on Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League—will co-write the screenplay with Abrams.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Mark Hamill will return for the film, which began shooting Aug. 1 in London. Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell will join the cast, while Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian for the first time since Return of the Jedi.

Abrams also announced that the late Carrie Fisher will still appear as Leia Organa. Her role will be pieced together using unreleased footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens, with the blessing of her daughter Billie Lourd.

Rian Johnson Trilogy (TBA)

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Lucasfilm has announced that a whole new Star Wars trilogy is slated to follow Episode IX, with Rian Johnson onboard to write and direct at least the first installment. Johnson’s longtime collaborator Ram Bergman is set to produce.

The new Star Wars series will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, according to Lucasfilm, and center on yet-to-be-introduced characters from the galaxy far, far away.

“I’m just in the very beginning of starting to come up with what the new trilogy is going to be,” Johnson reportedly said at a press event in Mexico for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. “What makes me so excited about it, is the idea of doing a new story on the big canvas of three movies in this world. There’s just so much potential and I can’t wait to jump into it.”

However, to the dismay of some Star Wars fans, Johnson has revealed that the trilogy will not bring The Knights of the Old Republic — a Star Wars video game featuring Jedi from thousands of years before the original trilogy — to the big screen.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Series (TBA)

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Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to helm a new series of Star Wars movies that will live outside both the episodic Skywalker saga and Rian Johnson’s trilogy. However, work on the project won’t begin until after the eighth and final season of Thrones has come to an end.

“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” the duo said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”

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