It is unclear what time frame we might see in films after the trilogy which ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ kicked off but we may have just learned a clue. Now, this could end up being an area which the studio is planning on making a new cartoon or live-action television series off of instead of a film but either way, it points to some hint at a cinematic adaption.
The time frame in question is what occurs after the Battle of Jakku. At this time, we’ve just learned that the story group has blacklisted any work being created from that battle and into ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Now, there is still plenty of wiggle room to work in after ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi‘ but it seems like that key time period is off limits.
We learned this from podcaster and writer Bryan Young who was at the book launch for Claudia Gray’s ‘Bloodline’ and Delilah S. Dawson’s ‘Phasma’. Gray was asked about writing a follow up to ‘Lost Stars’ but can’t due to the very reason we’re thinking of where a future film, or even television series, may take us:
Claudia hopes to do a sequel to Lost Stars, but it has to be when the story group opens up storytelling after the Battle of Jakku.
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) September 2, 2017
While this could mean that we’ll be able to read new material on some other classic characters, it won’t be those quite yet. She did go on to say that “Leia is a bridge between Rogue One and The Last Jedi” so we might be seeing a reference to the stand alone this Winter when the movie premieres.
A fun little bonus is that the novel ‘Phasma’ will “give you a look at how a First Order Star Destroyer functions” and that the author “describes Phasma as Star Wars meets Mad Max.”
Back to the original topic though, we do know that ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ is coming to a close and a new animated series will likely be taking its place. Executive Producer Dave Filoni has already stated that a follow up would occur though not stating anything about the time period it would be exploring. This could be where we see the next animated ‘Star Wars’ series is set to explore.
This battle was told in the novel ‘Aftermath: Empire’s End‘ and takes place roughly 29 years prior to the film. With the birth of the New Republic and the First Order, there are plenty of stories which can be told here.
Do you think that with this time period blacked out we’ll be seeing films or movies exploring it? Which format do you think will be used to tell the stories or does Lucasfilm not want anything written here for another reason? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Bryan Young’s Twitter