It was announced in Feb. 2020 that director Gareth Edwards had found his follow-up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). It's an untitled project for New Regency. Kiri Hart, who also co-produced Rogue One, will serve as a producer on the film. The project, an original idea by Edwards, is a near-future sci-fi story, a sweet spot for the director. Plot specifics are currently undisclosed, though sources say casting is underway and the hope is shoot by summer 2020. After Rogue One, Edwards began developing several projects, wanting to make sure his next project was the right one before committing. Sources say New Regency jumped at the opportunity once he took his mystery project to the market.