Star Wars Boss Gives Update On Future Star Wars Movies
After the controversial sequel series has ended, fans have been wondering about the future of the Star Wars franchise. Now, the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has finally given the fans an update on future Star Wars movies. And it looks like the franchise is going on exile, just like Yoda after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Future Star Wars movies are going to take a while
After the Disney sequels ended, fans will have to make do with The Mandalorian. And that’s not really a bad thing, since it’s one of the best Star Wars content out there. However, Disney and Lucasfilm will have to come back with some great Star Wars movies and films one day or another. But, it looks like it’s going to take a while for Star Wars to return on the big screen.
In an interview with The Wrap, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said that the team is currently taking a “step back and really absorb what George [Lucas] created”. That’s what they believe they should do before starting work on any new Star Wars movie. She further said:
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. There’s so many fans out there and so many filmmakers that have been influenced by Star Wars for so long that it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a sense of who wants to be a part of this.
Kennedy further said that Lucasfilm and the staff wants to utilize the entire Star Wars universe for any upcoming movies. That would mean fully putting to use the 25,000 years of history of that universe. She further said:
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.
Taika Waititi is on board for multiple Star Wars films
As of right now, Disney has a number of Star Wars films lined up. Most prominently, they have hired Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi as the writer and producer for several future Star Wars movies. Until then, Lucasfilm will focus on Disney+ and small screen endeavors of the franchise. Kennedy further said:
The ability to be very character-driven, with extended storytelling and connected storytelling, she added. “I think this space offers us a great opportunity to do that.