Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the subsequent Star Wars movie to launch after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has not been determined but. When Disney and Lucasfilm revitalized the franchise in 2015, they’d excessive expectations that included quite a few spin-off movies and new trilogies. Nonetheless, issues took a flip following the fan backlash stemming from The Final Jedi and the disappointing field workplace return for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the way forward for the franchise is now in flux.
Lucasfilm had deliberate new trilogies helmed by Rian Johnson (director of The Final Jedi) and Sport of Thrones duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Nonetheless, information broke in October that Benioff and Weiss had stepped away from Star Wars with a purpose to give attention to their Netflix deal. Johnson remains to be set to create a brand new trilogy, and Marvel head Kevin Feige will produce a film for the franchise. Not too long ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the Star Wars movies would take a hiatus following The Rise of Skywalker whereas the franchise grows via tv (which means Disney+, which already has the live-action sequence The Mandalorian).
Throughout an interview with Rolling Stone, Kennedy was requested about what is going to come subsequent following The Rise of Skywalker, and she or he confessed she doesn’t know. She defined:
We’ve obtained varied issues we’re and varied methods through which we will start or not. As you possibly can think about. You realize, do you return? Do you go ahead? All these questions are being requested. Will we keep on this galaxy? Will we go to a different? The universe is endless. [Laughs.] The excellent news and the dangerous information. They’ve countless potentialities. It’s liberating, it’s thrilling, and it creates a whole lot of strain and nervousness as effectively.
This stemmed from the interviewer asking concerning the challenges in transferring away from the Skywalker Saga. The Rise of Skywalker will carry the Saga to an in depth, finishing the story that has spanned a long time. J.J. Abrams has returned to direct, and Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver will once more star. Rise of Skywalker additionally marks Carrie Fisher’s final movie following her passing in 2016. With this Saga coming to an finish, there are various choices open for the franchise. There have been some stories about what the trilogy from Benioff and Weiss may have centered on, doubtlessly indicating which route Lucasfilm is contemplating. There are a couple of launch dates already set for the franchise – in 2022, 2024, and 2026 – although they may change if no selections are made quickly.
With a universe as huge as Star Wars‘, it is not stunning that executives are battling discovering a route. There are such a lot of choices to select from, and with such a vocal fandom, Disney and Lucasfilm wish to make the best resolution. Transferring away from the Skywalker Saga can open up the franchise to new tales that would not have been doable earlier than. This may very well be seen as a serious threat to take, and The Final Jedi‘s fan response is proof that audiences aren’t at all times receptive to risk-taking. Nonetheless, if any franchise can face up to a couple of extra unique, doubtlessly surprising modifications, it is Star Wars. As proven with The Mandalorian, there’ll at all times be an viewers for the galaxy far, distant.
Supply: Rolling Stone