As you may have heard, the Star Wars franchise will take a break from the big-screen soon after the release of The Rise of Skywalker. However, when it does return, it sounds like it’ll come back stronger than ever. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy addressed the future of the franchise. While she acknowledged the hiatus, she also spoke about what’s on the horizon.
“As [David Benioff and Dan Weiss] finish Game of Thrones, they’re going to segue into Star Wars,” said Kennedy. “They’re working very closely with Rian [Johnson].”
Johnson helmed The Last Jedi, in 2017, and he was quickly signed to develop a new trilogy. Benioff and Weiss were also signed to develop new Star Wars films. According to Kennedy, those separate projects are part of a long term plan for the franchise.
“We’re not just looking at what the next three movies might be, or talking about this in terms of a trilogy,” said Kennedy. “We’re looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?”
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Fans have had a number of theories about the direction the new Star Wars films could take. Some have even suggested we could see The Old Republic era should get a proper introduction on the big screen. Kennedy also addressed telling stories beyond the current timeframe of the films, which may include the past and the future.
“I think that that’s absolutely on the horizon,” said Kennedy. “We’re looking at whether we can move massively in one direction of the other. It’s still Star Wars, and holding on to the DNA of what George Lucas created is still very important to us. I think this is a huge opportunity to step into the galaxy in a little bit different part of the timeline.”
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