While the Star Wars franchise has featured a number of characters and worlds, the central story of the saga has revolved around multiple generations of the Skywalker family. With the latest trilogy set to conclude with Episode XI, fans have wondered if future films in the primary saga would continue the Skywalker story or if they would move beyond the family’s multi-generational tale. In an interview with Fandango at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy discussed the Skywalker family’s future with the franchise.
Kennedy hinted at how director Rian Johnson will move the series in a new direction with The Last Jedi.
“It’s really something that I think you’ll see that he takes these characters [and] develops their complexities. He’s not afraid to try things that move this into a more complex universe, and I think that’s great. I think that’s what [Star Wars] needs.”
Kennedy revealed that there are currently no set plans regarding the Skywalker family’s future with the franchise.
“I certainly foresee movies past nine. Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know, George always intended nine movies, and whether we continue that or not is something we’re talking about right now. If the story warrants it, we’ll absolutely do it. If it actually inspires new ideas, then we’ll probably head in that direction. We just don’t know yet.”
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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Introduced to the Star Wars saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.