Kathleen Kennedy Drops Some Hints About Future Star Wars Films
In a recent interview with The Wrap, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked briefly about some of the future Star Wars projects currently in development and offered a few hints as to the timelines the films could take place in.
“Stories have been told within this universe over the last 40-odd years, and there’s now the realization that this is a mythology that actually spans about 25,000 years, when you really start to look at all the different stories that have been told, whether it’s in books and games,” Kennedy said. “We just need the time to step back and really absorb what George [Lucas] has created, and then start to think about where things might go. That’s what we’ve been doing, and we’ve been having a great deal of fun doing it, and meeting with lots of different filmmakers and talent.”
We have to wait quite a while for the next Star Wars film to hit theaters, but the current slate of TV shows -including The Mandalorian and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series- have given Kennedy plenty of evidence that Star Wars can exist outside the Skywalker realm.
“I’ve already seen evidence of it,” Kennedy said. “The ability to be very character-driven, with extended storytelling and connected storytelling, I think this space offers us a great opportunity to do that.”
The Mandalorian Season 2 will debut on Disney+ in October. The next untitled Star Wars movie will open in theaters on December 22, 2023.