With two Star Wars films filmed and in various stages of post-production, and with Episode IX set to film next year (now under the stewardship of The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams), Lucasfilm is doing no shortage of juggling to keep the franchise active. Questions have long been asked as to just what the plan is once Episode IX wraps up the current core trilogy of the series, and Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm boss, has popped up on The Star Wars Show to explain what’s happening.
“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”, she explained. “Future stories beyond Episode IX, 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!”.
Earlier this year came the strong rumour that 2020’s Star Wars movie would be an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film from Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry, but Kennedy and Lucasfilm haven’t as yet confirmed that.
More as we hear it…