Kathleen Kennedy teases talks for ‘next ten years of Star Wars’
We’re just weeks away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, six months from the debut of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and production on Star Wars: Episode IX is set to begin next summer, so where will the franchise be headed after the already-announced feature films?
Speaking on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show (which you can watch in the player below), Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about her work with the Star Wars Story Group and how they’re shaping the next decade worth of stories in the series.
“We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go; future stories beyond Episode 9, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet, and that’s exciting too because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away… The possibilities are endless.”
Kennedy also teased, though in fewer words, that the upcoming conclusion of Star Wars Rebels only means that Lucasfilm will be moving on to some new things.
As for the future of the films, nothing official has been announced by Lucasfilm. Reports have circulated about other “Star Wars Story” anthology films that are in the works, including an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off from director Stephen Daldry and solo movies focusing on the likes of Boba Fett, Yoda, and Jabba the Hutt.
What would you like to see Star Wars do with a movie in the future? Do you want to see the continued adventures of Rey, Finn, and Poe after Episode IX? Sound off in the comments below!