Star Wars will return for fourth trilogy in 2022 – and fans can't wait

STAR WARS is set to return for its fourth trilogy starting in 2022 as Disney bosses confirm they plan to make more films in the franchise.

The brand had told fans they planned on putting the series on ice for a while but it appears they’ve had a change of heart.

In a statement from Disney, the hitmaker revealed because The Rise of Skywalker completed the original saga they planned on a new line for the sci-fi series.

Fans welcomed the news on social media, with one writing: "Can't believe #Disney have just confirmed another #StarWars trilogy… No end in sight!"

The next set of movies will be released every other December, starting in 2022 so fans will have to wait three years between the end of this trilogy and the new one starting.

Disney explained: "With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker bringing the original Skywalker Saga to its conclusion, three new as-yet-untitled Star Wars films will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2022."

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The news came as Disney chiefs confirmed a raft of new projects including the long-delayed Avatar sequels.

The statement added: "Four forthcoming Avatar films, expanding the vibrant world of Pandora, will release on the pre-Christmas weekend every other year beginning in 2021."

Disney boss Cathleen Taff added: "With a strong summer already in place, we are eager to carry that momentum forward over the coming years thanks to a creative wellspring of bold and imaginative stories coming from our world-class studios – including several new chapters of two revered franchises, Avatar and Star Wars.”

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