Entertainment Weekly has posted their latest article from the new “Rogue One” issue, and this one is on a topic that I’m sure every “Star Wars” fan is eager learn more about. What does the future hold for “Star Wars” films after Episode IX?
Anthony Breznican at Entertainment Weekly got to chat with Kathleen Kennedy about that question, and while she doesn’t specifically reveal any of the new films planned after Episode IX, she does talk about the plan they have in place in how they’re going about deciding on future films.
Here is a portion of what she had to say in the Entertainment Weekly article:
“That’s a conversation going on right now, too. I have to honestly tell you, could we [do nothing but stand-alones]? Sure. But I don’t know. We are looking at all of that.”
“There are [possible movies] that we have been talking a lot about. But we are planning to sit down in January, since we will have had The Force Awakens released, now Rogue One, and we’ve finished shooting Episode VIII. We have enough information where we can step back a little bit and say, What are we doing? What do we feel is exciting? And what are some of the things we want to explore?”
Who will be making those calls? “The story team and the trust, and the visual effects team that we have been working with,” Kennedy says. “We always pull in the directors and the writers that have been a part of these other three movies. We create pretty much a very collegiate group of people to share ideas.”
It’s definitely going to be an interesting time at the Lucasfilm offices after “Rogue One” is released, and what I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall during those upcoming meetings deciding on what future films to make!
Be sure to head on over to Entertainment Weekly for the full article, where there are some interesting details about what happened with the planned Boba Fett film, and George Lucas’ own plans for standalone “Star Wars” films.