Once Han Solo and Episode IX get off the ground, Lucasfilm will meet to discuss several possible ideas for future Star Wars projects worth developing.
At Star Wars Celebration earlier this month, many fans were hoping that one of the several surprises Lucasfilm would unveil is some of the projects in development at Lucasfilm. Before this year started, there was a lot to look forward to. But now Rogue One‘s basically run its course, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will hit theaters at the end of the year, and suddenly, there are only two projects left.
At least, that we know of.
The Han Solo standalone hits theaters next year, followed by Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. According to Star Wars News Net (translated from eCartelera), Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy tried to clear it up.
Here’s what she said:
"“To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spin-offs] right now. We have four or five weeks immersed in the film ‘Han Solo’ and we are about to read the script of Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX directed, so we have a lot of work at the moment. In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop here. After 40 years of adventures, fans have so much information and so many theories about the way that can take these stories and theories that emerge are sometimes new ideas for us that we hear, read and pay attention to everything what is said. It is clear that the franchise is owned by the as much by the fans as it’s owned by [the people at Lucasfilm].”"
Recently, reports circulated that Sam Esmail and Guillermo Del Toro visited Lucasfilm to discuss potential projects. Plus, we’re all desperately waiting for an Obi-Wan announcement. Meanwhile, Rosario Dawson leads the campaign for an Ahsoka Tano film.
Basically, we don’t know what will happen after the sequel trilogy. So it’s natural to focus a majority of our attention on origin films. But here’s hoping Episode X happens and Lucasfilm decides they want to do a sequel tetralogy instead.