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We’re about to enter uncharted waters for Star Wars. The nine-film Skywalker Saga is about to conclude with The Rise of Skywalker, while the TV era – and the cult of baby Yoda – is just beginning on Disney Plus. Galaxy’s Edge continues to expand with the opening of Rise of the Resistance, but speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Kathleen Kennedy discusses what comes next, after TROS hits cinemas, The Mandalorian season one ends, The Clone Wars rides off into the sunset for the final time and we enter the expanse between 2019 and the next big screen adventure in 2022.

“Obviously, that’s what’s we’ve been spending so much time talking about, and it’s a really important transition for ‘Star Wars.’ What we’ve been focused on these last five or six years is finishing that family saga around the Skywalkers. Now is the time to start thinking about how to segue into something new and different.”

“We’re literally making this up from whole cloth and bringing in filmmakers to find what these stories might be. It can take a while before you find what direction you might want to go. We need the time to do that.”

Kennedy also discussed the decision to alter a deep-lying element of the Star Wars DNA and step away from trilogies.

“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.”

And that future isn’t necessarily completely dictated by Star Wars.

“I’m very excited at the possibility of being able to do things that expand our portfolio a little bit. You realize there’s so much potential to do some pretty great things, and to expand beyond just ‘Star Wars’ is pretty exciting to think about.”

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha (1))
  • Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) Hardcover – March 6, 2018
  • Hardcover Book
  • Adeyemi, Tomi (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 544 Pages - 03/06/2018 (Publication Date) - Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (Publisher)