The Star Wars cinematic universe has been around now for over forty years, and is showing no sign of slowing down. Last year, we saw the end of the Skywalker saga, but the heads of Lucasfilm are cooking up new stories within the universe to bring to the screen. In a recent interview with The Wrap, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked about creating the future of the Star Wars universe on the big screen, as well as TV, saying:
“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 [Lucas] 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.”
When asked if she believes that the Star Wars legacy can continue storytelling outside the Skywalker saga, she responded:
“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.”
Obviously, with the success of The Mandalorian series on Disney+, we can look forward to plenty of stories within the universe, outside of the Skywalker storyline. Where would you like to see the Star Wars movies go from here? The next untitled Star Wars movie will open in theaters on December 22, 2023.