Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gave fans a hint about the future of Star Wars movies and how will it be different from the existing ones. After Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2012, the franchise started focusing more on the small screens beginning with the Disney+ series The Mandalorian.
With the success of The Mandalorian, several other live-action shows were introduced including The Book of Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming Ahsoka series, and Rogue One spin-off, Andor. This shows that Disney+ will more likely continue exploring the eras between specific movies with shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor exploring the time between the original and prequel trilogies, and shows like The Mandalorian and Ahsoka exploring the time between the original and sequel trilogies. This led many to believe that the films are distancing themselves from the nine-film Skywalker Saga at least for now.
Lucasfilm President Teases Future Star Wars Timeline
With the Star Wars Celebration full in swing, Kennedy in an interview with the Empire told about the timelines of the upcoming Star Wars movies. Here’s what Kennedy said.
“We’re moving further beyond the existing sequels as we look to our movie space. The sequel era is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and just how far out from that we’ll go. That’s very much the space we’re concentrating on.”
Though this does not have any reference as it’s been known that Rogue Squadron would be set after The Rise of Skywalker since it will take place in a new era as per the announcement. However, Taika Waititi and Krysty Wilson-Cairns’ untitled film will most likely be the first Star Wars movie that will focus on a space “beyond the existing sequels.”
Is the Franchise plotting something new?
In an interview with TotalFilm, Kennedy was asked about the upcoming movies and she reveals the exciting projects that are under process. “Of course, they’ve been in movement all along. As we leave the saga, we have all this great, exciting work happening on the television side that informs so much about where we’re going. We want to be very intentional about that. And we have great talent that we’re working with – people who care so deeply about what the next iteration of Star Wars is and about getting people back into movie theatres, so we can come out with a bang. That’s important to us.”