Beyond Skywalker: What’s the future of Star Wars?

Kathleen Kennedy talks to the Los Angeles Times about what we can expect from Star Wars in the post-Rise of Skywalker world:

Kennedy said she plans to make key decisions about the direction of the franchise in the coming weeks. But some things she already knows. While the “Skywalker” saga is ending, the company won’t abandon the characters created in the most recent trilogy. Additionally, she said, the plan is to move beyond trilogies, which can be restricting.

“I think it gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure,” she said. “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.”

Not too many detail details – although we do learn that Jon Kasdan has completed a pilot script for a Willow series – but some things to chew on.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige developing a Star Wars movie

Well, this is unexpected: Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind Marvel Studios, is now developing a Star Wars film for Lucasfilm, Disney’s Alan Horn told The Hollywood Reporter.

Further details are slim, as to be expected with this sort of officially-sanctioned reporting, but THR says he has talked to “a major actor” about a “specific role.” Feige is known as a big Star Wars fan – he made an appearance on The Star Wars Show last year:

Although there are three Star Wars movies on the schedule after December’s The Rise of Skywalker, beginning in 2022, we have few clues on what exactly they’ll be. Game of Thrones’ D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are handling the first, but the 2024 and 2026 movies remain mysteries. The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson, who’s signed for a trilogy, has recently said he may make another film on his own before going back to the franchise, depending on how the schedule works out.