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Kathleen Kennedy says future Star Wars movies wil explore unknown parts of the timeline

June 6th, 2022 by Marc Comments

While we’re loving all the new Star Wars content right now, we’re also missing that irreplaceable feeling of going to the cinema, buying your favorite snacks and getting comfortable as the magic of the big screen begins.

But it seems that we’ll be getting that soon enough… and we know when the next movie will be set. Loosely.

While we believed Wonder Woman director’s Patty Jenkins’ Rogue One movie was back on the schedule for next December, it seems that it’s once again been pulled from the list, seemingly lost to time now, with Thor Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie set to replace it, with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy saying at Star Wars Celebration last week that, while nothing was confirmed, it was likely heading for a late 2023 release.

Now, speaking to Empire Magazine, Kennedy discussed Waititi’s movie – as well as Jenkins’ movie if it happens and also Marvel boss Kevin Feige’s planned entry in the saga –  and had this to say: “We’re moving further beyond the existing sequels as we look to our movie space.

“The sequel era is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and just how far out from that we’ll go. That’s very much the space we’re concentrating on.”

Interesting. It seems that Lucasfilm and Disney are looking to movie beyond the Skywalker saga and to bring Star Wars into a whole new space: “We need to create a whole new saga,” Kennedy adds, “That takes a lot. There’s a lot of conversation around that.”

It’s a bold move for the future of the franchise, as a whole new era may not be received well by fans, however, I can’t help but feel that this there are new, fresh tales to be told, then this is likely the best way to do it.

But with her saying there’s ‘no hesitancy’ to move beyond the Skywalker tale, it’ll be interesting to see if we get a whole new saga, a bunch of unrelated movies or something new altogether.

As long as they’re more like The Mandalorian and less like The Last Jedi, then count us as being all the way in.


Source: DenOfGeek

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….