Kathleen Kennedy Says ‘Star Wars’ Future Won’t Abandon New Characters

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Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that Star Wars needs “something new” as it breaks new ground after the final film in the Skywalker saga.

With the final chapter in the Skywalker saga fast approaching, fans are already wondering about the future of Star Wars and what Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has planned with Disney. With The Mandalorian proving popular on Disney+ it’s clear that new stories and characters can be an instant hit. But Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that future films won’t abandon the characters from the new films and they’re not just focusing on trilogies.

In an article from the Los Angeles Times, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy explained that the characters from the new trilogy won’t be left behind as they move forward and that she’ll be making vital decisions about the series very soon. Kathleen Kennedy then explained that after The Rise of Skywalker, they’re using an “open-ended view of storytelling.” With the next Star Wars film after The Rise of Skywalker coming in 2022, it’ll be interesting to see where the characters from the new trilogy appear next in the Star Wars universe.

“I think it gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure. We’re not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We’re really going to let the story dictate that.”

Where do you want to see the characters from the trilogy appear next? What do you think of Kathleen Kennedy’s plan to move away from trilogies? Let us know in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: 

Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20, 2019.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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