When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, they announced several Star Wars movies were going into production. While we've known what most of them were going to be for some time, one film has remained a mystery to this day. In addition to the new trilogy, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a film that focuses on a young Han Solo, there was a third standalone film announced. Thus far, we have no idea what it will be about.
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently confirmed that a film is still planned for 2020 and that a writer has been hired to pen the script, but we have no idea who that writer is, or what script it is they are currently writing. There are a handful of possibilities, however, that are worthy of consideration.
From nearly the beginning, the rumor for that last "Anthology" film has been that it will follow the character of Boba Fett. The bounty hunter has been insanely popular considering that he actually is only on screen for a handful of minutes of the original trilogy. Those fans would surely love to learn more about the history of the character prior to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. As long as the movie starts long after the end of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones we're fine with the idea. Lucasfilm has never confirmed that Boba Fett has even been an option for the film's topic, but they've also never claimed the rumor wasn't true.
Another of the rumors that have been swirling regarding potential future films has been one, or possibly a trilogy, dealing with Obi-Wan Kenobi. The idea would be to bring Ewan McGregor back to play the role in a film set in between the prequel and original trilogies. McGregor has expressed a willingness to return to Star Wars if he were ever asked, so it would appear that such a movie can be made if they decide to move forward. Even people who didn't like the prequels seemed to like Obi-Wan, so if they were going to go back and pull from those films, this would be the most likely choice.
A Jyn Erso Sequel
Maybe the reason Lucasfilm hasn't officially announced the film in 2020 is that they're waiting to see what happens with the one in 2016. If Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a hit and fans embrace Jyn Erso the way so many did Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then Disney might want to green light a sequel as quickly as possible, so they're holding that 2020 slot open. The Rebel Alliance certainly had a lot more going on than the part of the fight that followed Princess Leia and the Death Star plans. What was Jyn up to after she delivered the package?
More Han Solo
In the same vein that we could see a sequel to the first "non-saga" movie, we could also see a follow up to the second. The word on the street is that Alden Ehrenreich's contract with Lucasfilm to play the young Han Solo is actually for three films. If that's the case, then the studio certainly has plans for the smuggler beyond the 2018 movie. With production getting close to starting on that movie, the script must be close to being locked down. Once the events of the first film are set in stone, one could theoretically get to work writing the follow-up.
We haven't heard this rumor in a long time, but back before we even knew that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was going to be a thing, we heard rumors that Disney was considering a film based on Jedi master Yoda. Since we haven't heard anything in awhile, this may not be on the agenda anymore. Still, like Obi-Wan, there's a lot of this character's life in between films that we don't know about. What's more, there are literally centuries of his life that would have taken place prior to the prequels. We have to assume something interesting happened back then.
We're just going to throw this one out there as a fun idea. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially opened the flood gates of possibilities when we learned that Forest Whitaker is playing Saw Gererra, a character first introduced in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Now that we know that such things are a viable option, who's to say we couldn't get a movie that's based on one of those characters? In the same way that we love to see our favorite comic book superheroes become live action characters, we would be overjoyed to see somebody cast as the live action Ahsoka Tano. She was a strong female character in the Star Wars universe before anybody had ever heard the names of Rey or Jyn Erso. Let's see her join them on the big screen.