We know that Disney and LucasFilm have a slew of ‘Star Wars‘ movies coming up in the upcoming years but as of this time, we don’t know if the Skywalkers will still be a major force in the universe after ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ and ‘Star Wars: Episode XI.’ Now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has shared a bit as to what the future entails past Colin Trevorrow’s 9th installment might hold in store for the family who was destined to bring balance to the Force.
So what was she able to share about the future of ‘Star Wars?’
“I certainly foresee movies past nine. Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know, George always intended nine movies, and whether we continue that or not is something we’re talking about right now. If the story warrants it, we’ll absolutely do it. If it actually inspires new ideas, then we’ll probably head in that direction. We just don’t know yet.
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger had hinted that there would be at least another decade of ‘Star Wars’ feature films in the works. With that in mind that makes us have to wonder if Luke or Kylo Ren will be reaching the end of this set of movies alive. Also, it makes us wonder as to Daisy Ridley’s Rey. If she is a Skywalker, after all, would this mean she isn’t surviving the events of the next film or were any of the survivors be regulated to background characters going forward? We could even see a time jump that puts us further into the future of a galaxy far far away.
If they do honor George Lucas’s original plan, there could easily be a way to transition into a new series with other Jedi and political intrigue. Or, just go with standalone films for a few years.
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