'We're moving further beyond the existing sequels': Kathleen Kennedy reveals the future of Cinematic Star Wars - What's next for the Galactic franchise?
Kathleen Kennedy unveils the future of Star Wars films, revealing a shift from the streaming platform Disney+ to the big screen. With the next phase to focus on the sequel era, the Star Wars universe is set to explore uncharted territory.
Kathleen Kennedy (Source: IGN)
As reported by Empire on Feb 17, 2023, the Star Wars universe is preparing to take flight once more, and the anticipation is as electrifying as a lightsaber duel. From jelly bean-stealing antics in the teaser of "The Mandalorian" Season 3 to the mystery surrounding the upcoming film slate, there's a galaxy of excitement building.
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The new season of "The Mandalorian," Grogu's return, Star Wars Celebration, and the concluding half of "Andor" have fans chattering like Jawas at a droid market. But the real pulse of excitement comes from the tantalizing hints of Star Wars' cinematic future.
Despite various projects being reported, such as Patty Jenkins' "Rogue Squadron" and a Taika Waititi-directed project, nothing concrete has emerged since 2019's "Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker." But the upcoming Star Wars Celebration promises change.
"We're moving further beyond the existing sequels": Kathleen Kennedy's Vision for the Galactic Franchise
Kathleen Kennedy, the helmsman of the Star Wars ship, offered a cryptic yet intriguing insight into what lies ahead. "[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," she told Empire.
This statement alone is like a blaster shot of speculation among fans. Will it be a single film or a grander slate? Could this mark a return to the original feel and style of the beloved franchise? Only time and the Star Wars Celebration will reveal.
A New Era for Star Wars: From Disney+ to Silver Screen
With the focus on streaming series for Disney+ in recent years, the hint at cinematic plans sends ripples of excitement through the Star Wars galaxy. Fans who have enjoyed adventures on the small screen may soon experience the grandeur of a new cinematic era.
In retrospect, this moment was a tantalizing glimpse into the expanding universe that Star Wars continues to explore. With Kathleen Kennedy at the helm, the Force is strong, and a new chapter is set to begin.
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