Star Wars Celebration may have come to an end, but the news of the future of the franchise just keeps coming, and certain comments have us wondering.
Right now, the primary focus of Star Wars fans is probably still The Last Jedi, between the fact that it actually has a release date this year, and also because of that trailer. However, Lucasfilm doesn’t do just one thing at a time anymore. With a hat tip to CBR and ultimately MTV, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said some things that have us rather curious.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi producer Kathleen Kennedy talks about the very real possibility of an Obi-Wan spinoff movie.
Posted by MTV on Monday, April 17, 2017
What has us intrigued is that Josh Horowitz specifically asked about “saga films,” or, in other words, the episodes, even though Star Wars doesn’t market them as episodes so much anymore. However, Kennedy didn’t rule out episodes X-XII. (Some things just seem right.) What would we see then? The further adventures of Rey, Finn, and Poe? Or would they pass the mantles of main characters down to a new trio?
Presumably, they wouldn’t pick things up over 30 years later again, at least not in terms of filming a sequel to the sequel trilogy. Storywise, though, anything’s up for grabs, isn’t it?
Perhaps the more pertinent question is should we have more movies in the main story of Star Wars? Fans may have balked at the original announcement of a sequel trilogy — yours truly certainly did — but The Force Awakens did well critically, with an impressive 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. It seems like the idea might be to do good stories, not just churning out movies for the sake of capitalizing on the brand.
Speaking of movies that may or may not capitalize on the brand, even though Rogue One was good, Kennedy also clarified comments about Han Solo’s name after Disney CEO’s Bob Iger seemed to say that the character would change his name in the spinoff movie instead of just already having it.
“There’s more to Han Solo’s name, but it’s not that it’s not his name,” she said.
Some things, at least, remain safe for now in Star Wars.