'There's always a future for solo!' Kathleen Kennedy reveals intriguing plans for Star Wars in candid interview
Kathleen Kennedy discusses future Star Wars projects, teases Taika Waititi's next film, and shows no hesitation in exploring beyond the Skywalker Saga.
It was at Lucasfilm's big Star Wars Celebration panel that the galaxy got a taste of what's yet to come. Trailers for Andor, sneak peeks of The Mandalorian season 3, and a new Disney Plus series confirmation had fans buzzing. But what about the movies? Here's the latest, straight from Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy herself, as reported by Total Film.
The Wait for Taika's Take "That's correct," Kathleen Kennedy confirmed about the next movie being Taika Waititi's Star Wars film. Though the world would have to hold its collective breath a little longer, she teased a "late 2023" release, but nothing is locked in just yet.
"The future of the movies is still in movement?" you might ask. Kennedy answered, "Of course, they've been in movement all along." She emphasized the exciting work on the TV side, the talent working deeply with passion, and the importance of making a triumphant return to theaters.
Beyond the Skywalker Saga "No hesitancy," was Kennedy's strong affirmation when questioned about moving past the famed Skywalker Saga. "Oh, yes. We need to create a whole new saga. That takes a lot. There's a lot of conversation around that," she elaborated.
Fans of the prequels will be happy to hear that there are plans to explore that era. With the likes of Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, and Jon Watts, especially with Dave's new show Ahsoka, there's a pattern of engaging new generations.
Concerning the recasting of beloved characters, Kennedy clarified that it's not something they're intentionally pursuing now. "I never say never." Speaking of characters, when asked about a future for Solo, she exclaimed, "There's always a future for Solo!"
As Star Wars fans look forward to this next chapter in a universe that continues to grow, Kathleen Kennedy's candid insights light the way. Whether it's TV, movies, or games, the Force seems to be with Lucasfilm, steering Star Wars in thrilling directions.
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