The final chapter in a series that’s been around for more than 40 years is fast approaching, and with it will come an end to the tale of the Skywalkers, a saga nine movies in the making. But obviously, that’s not the end for the Star Wars franchise, not by any stretch, with a whole raft of projects on the slate.
Things are ticking along particularly fast in the world of the small screen, with The Mandalorian already out on Disney+, with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor series also on the way. But despite several TV projects being announced, the future of Star Wars on the big screen is a lot less clear. Now, talking to Rolling Stone, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has said that Lucasfilm is still undecided about exactly which direction the movie franchise will take, moving forward.
“We’ve got various things we’re looking at and various ways in which we can begin or not,” she said. “As you can imagine. You know, do you go back? Do you go forward? All those questions are being asked. Do we stay in this galaxy? Do we go to another? The universe is never-ending. [Laughs.] The good news and the bad news. They have endless possibilities. It’s liberating, it’s exciting, and it creates a lot of pressure and anxiety as well.”
One of the most exciting developments in Star Wars movie news is that Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige is planning to shepherd one of these potential films. But it sounds like that’s not going to be moving forward for a while yet.
Talking about how he came on board, Kennedy said, “Kevin has been a huge fan of Star Wars, and he’s made that pretty clear. And I think when he went off to do a couple of the Spider-Man movies, he realized that he could kind of step in and out of what he’s doing specifically with just Marvel. He talked to us, and he talked to the studio and said, ‘You know, is there any chance I could step in and do one of theStar Wars movies?’ And I thought it was a pretty cool idea. So we’re just beginning to talk about what that might be and when that might be. But it’s a ways off.”
We’ll learn how the Skywalker saga concludes when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is released in cinemas on Dec. 20. Then what happens next is anyone’s guess. For all the projects on the table after The Rise of Skywalker, here’s our handy guide.