The New Star Wars Movies Explained By Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy

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“We are moving on from Skywalker sAgha,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. So no more ray?
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Now this RIt’s the Skywalker Saga Exactly finished he is a star Wars Movie? it’s a question Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy It was agreement with On a daily basis for years. Things on the flow side flow fairly smoothly. But in theaters? much less, Kennedy believes that this is mostly because these things take longer than many people are willing to stick with.

Kennedy said in An extended interview with Vanity Fair. “I’d like to find someone on the premium side who would make that kind of a long-term commitment. There are a couple of people very close that we might get there, but it’s a competitive landscape right now where availability, exclusivity, that kind of idea [make it] harsh.”

Currently, next one star Wars movie on release schedule he is Rogue Squadron Directed by Patty Jenkins. But Kennedy makes it perfectly clear This is exactly The movie doesn’t fit in with where she and the others see his future star Wars, It will not be what is next.

“We have a roadmap,” she said. “I would say that Taika [Waititi]A story that fits that more specifically. Rogue Squadron We’re kind of pushed to the side at the moment. Patti is developing the script further. Then we’ll talk about how that connects to the central spine we’re working on. There is a pair of [filmmakers] which we’ve been talking to over a very long period of time and I hope I’ll attend and stick to the general commitment that John and Dave said [Filoni] made. Ideally, that’s what I’d love to see happen in the feature space.”

It looks like Kennedy I’m looking for a filmmaker to dig deep and truly commit to the franchise. That person could almost have been Rian Johnson, which Kennedy says is a perfect example of this problem you find.

Ryan was incredibly busy Take out the knives and his deal at Netflix for multiple movies.” “I had meetings with Ryan; It’s someone who comes as part of our little discussions about mental confidence along the way. He’s still very committed to what we’re trying to do. He literally didn’t have the time to devote to it. This is what I say:nyone who comes to star Wars The universe needs to know that it’s a three, four, five year commitment. This is what it takes. You can’t step in for a year and shoot something and then walk away. It just doesn’t work that way. So it requires that kind of care.”

It’s the kind of carefree that didn’t happen in the Sequel trilogy, with the ideas of JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson bouncing back and forth between films. One of those ideas was Ray’s originsAnd Kennedy explained that while there are many options for who would be a character’s parent There wasn’t a single common rumor on the table: Obi-Wan Kenobi.

“The bigger issue is the talk of Obi-Wan as a Jedi master, and the question of attachment and selflessness,” Kennedy said. “For Obi-Wan to have a child, you really really influence the rules about the Jedi. What does that mean? If that has been explored — and certainly there have been a lot of ideas coming out — but anything about Obi-Wan in that regard has been Pretty much off the table because it flies in the face of all that George has created in mythology. We’re not strict about it. It’s certainly open to debate all the time. But that’s a very important dogma in Jedi mythology that we’d be hesitant to mess with.”

Kennedy seems friendly about it messing with star Wars As a whole though. Specifically she said “We’re moving on from the Skywalker saga. That’s what takes a lot of time, discussion and thought now,“One project in particular is seen as a good target for what is possible.

“[The Acolyte] It’s kind of an experiment for us because it’s not being built within the timeline and era that John and Dave were in,” Kennedy said. “It won’t necessarily be where the features are. We are moving into a new era with what [showrunner] Leslie Hedland does it.” She admits that publishing, like Supreme Republic books the assistant We’ll touch on it, it’s a testing ground for what story fans also respond to. But he also admits that traditional outlets may not be the only place fans find important star Wars future stories.

“While we look at where star Wars You’re going, we don’t suppose it’s only going to be on TV and movie theaters,” she said. “This is another development that we have a lot of talking about.” Head to Vanity Fair To read more of Kennedy’s conversation, Including talking about him Obi-Wan KenobiReworking the main characters and more.

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