It’s been revealed that Lucasfilm is developing new Star Wars sequel movies to The Rise Of Skywalker, which many fans of the franchise might be scratching their heads at. We’ve been wondering what’s to come from Star Wars’ future movies.
However, the only news we’ve heard recently is of their upcoming movies being cancelled. We’ve heard that Kevin Feige and Patty Jenkins’ Star Wars films have both been scrapped. Jenkins was going to make Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. However, that’s not happening any more.
The only Star Wars films that are ‘active development’ are reportedly Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson and Damon Lindelof’s. It was revealed not too long ago that one of Ms Marvel’s directors has been tapped to helm Lindelof’s Star Wars picture, which is reportedly going to take place after The Rise Of Skywalker.
Future Star Wars movies are going to take place after The Rise Of Skywalker
In talking with Moovy TV, via StarWarsNews.net, The Mandalorian‘s creator and showrunner Jon Favreau claimed that “there’s some discussion, exploring going on” concerning stories that take place after The Rise of Skywalker. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
There’s definitely a conversation that’s going on. And then, also what happens after the sequel trilogy. Because the sequel trilogy only takes place over the course of a few years. And it’s a big thing on the screen, and it’s very eventful. But it is a relatively brief moment in history over the course of the thousands of years that Star Wars takes place. And so what happens after it is interesting too, and I know that there’s some discussion, exploration going on about what happens after it.
Favreau then went on to describe Star Wars storytelling as “ancient history,” and noted that “there’s a lot of murkiness in between” events. Here’s what Favreau had to say on the matter:
So I think that there are certain markers that we have – it’s almost like studying ancient history, where you kind of know a few things that happen, but there’s a lot of murkiness in between, and we just don’t have archaeological evidence in the real world to know exactly what happened, so we kind of connect the dots.
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Moreover, Favreau’s comments were very similar to those of Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy back in 2022. Back then, Kennedy claimed that “[the sequel era] is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going”. Here’s what she had to say on the matter back in 2022.
We’re moving further beyond the existing sequels as we look to our movie space… [the sequel era] is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and just how far out from that we’ll go. That’s very much the space we’re concentrating on.
Star Wars Celebration is coming to London this April, so I’m sure we’ll learn more about their future plans regarding their Star Wars cinematic universe then.
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