Star Wars movies are going to take a “hiatus” for a couple of years
“Star Wars” is a trending topic lately, from official news that the movies will be streaming in the upcoming Disney+ streaming service to the multi-day “Star Wars” Celebration, which featured a teaser for December’s “Episode IX”, where we learned the movie was titled “The Rise of Skywalker.” There have also been significant revelations about Galaxy’s Edge, an upcoming theme park wing opening at both Disney World and Disneyland.
After the next film, we will not be receiving a new “Star Wars” movie for a while. The news was dropped by EW, via Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
“We’re going to take a hiatus for a couple of years,” Kennedy told the publication. “And we’re taking the time to look at where this is going from the standpoint of a saga.”
That said, that does not mean there won’t be any “Star Wars” content. Kennedy explained there would be more attention directed towards the Disney+ streaming platform. There are already shows including Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian” a series about a Rogue One rogue. Meanwhile, executives will be focusing on the next steps in the “Star Wars” franchise.
“We’re not just looking at what the next three movies might be, or talking about this in terms of a trilogy,” Kennedy added. “We’re looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?”
Kennedy suggests that one possibility are films will flash backward. “I think this is a huge opportunity to step into the galaxy in a little bit different part of the timeline,” she said.
Kennedy did not mention whether the box office reports of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” affected other feature films, but she did re-commit to diversifying George Lucas’ universe even more than they already have since “The Force Awakens.”
“We have a series of filmmakers that we’re bringing into the fold, that we can start to look at as directing talent, and we’re trying to bring women into the mix as well,” Kennedy said. “We’re making it very inclusive with the group of people that we’re pulling together.”