What is the future of the Star Wars franchise and our beloved galaxy far, far away? Kathleen Kennedy is one of the few who really knows.
In an interview with The Wrap, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy provided a glimpse into what the future might hold and it involves a much bigger timeline than the Skywalker Saga.
“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,” Kennedy said. “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.”
With the revelation Lucasfilm and Disney are broadening the scope, based on George Lucas’ mythology, it opens up a lot of possibilities.
The studio has already found blockbuster success with its Disney Plus TV series The Mandalorian its beloved Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda rocketed to the top of the pop culture zeitgeist in late 2019, early 2020 and fans love for the character hasn’t faded.
Meanwhile, Lucasfilm is still working on the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor, but in the same interview Kennedy revealed it will be a limited series.
“It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job.”