What’s Next for ‘Star Wars’? Kathleen Kennedy Teases a Wealth of Diverse Ideas!

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Despite numerous changes at Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy has remained president, continuing to oversee the Star Wars franchise in collaboration with Disney. While her tenure has attracted criticism for some recent projects, she’s also credited with many of the franchise’s successes.

Regardless of your opinion on Kennedy’s leadership, she remains a pivotal figure in the future of Star Wars. Her perspective on the franchise’s direction is crucial, which is the main focus of this report.

In this report, we’ll reveal Kennedy’s insights on the future of Star Wars and her vision now that Lucas’ original concept has been realized, albeit perhaps not as he intended. We’ll also explore her thoughts on the numerous new series expanding the fictional universe Lucas originally created.

In an interview with The Wrap, Kennedy shared her thoughts on the future of the Star Wars franchise in the post-Lucas era, revealing insights about upcoming projects and Lucas’ enduring legacy:

At the end of last year, when “The Rise of Skywalker” came out, you said you wanted to take time out to think about where the franchise is going from there. Are you still doing that? 

Oh yeah. It’s an ever-evolving process. You know, when I personally came into this, George had already been having conversations with his previous actors, Carrie (Fisher) and Harrison (Ford) and Mark (Hamill) — there was a saga that the fans loved and he never finished. He always talked about doing nine movies and he was ready to complete that. And so our focus had been from the beginning on finishing that saga.

And now we’re stepping back. Stories have been told within this universe over the last 40-odd years, and there’s now the realization that this is a mythology that actually spans about 25,000 years, when you really start to look at all the different stories that have been told, whether it’s in books and games. We just need the time to step back and really absorb what George has created, and then start to think about where things might go.

That’s what we’ve been doing, and we’ve been having a great deal of fun doing it, and meeting with lots of different filmmakers and talent. There’s so many fans out there and so many filmmakers that have been influenced by “Star Wars” for so long that it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a sense of who wants to be a part of this. So that’s what we’ve been doing. 

The lines between film and television are obviously blurring now, but do you think that television is very important to the future of the franchise? 

I do. And I’ve already seen evidence of it. The ability to be very character-driven, with extended storytelling and connected storytelling, I think this space offers us a great opportunity to do that.

Source: The Wrap

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