Are you a little Force-d out? Do you have a bit of post-Star Wars fatigue? Well, Lucasfilm is paying attention. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Star Wars films are going to go on hiatus for a bit.
As we explained in our teaser breakdown, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the last of the current chronology of Star Wars. The saga that started with Luke Skywalker in A New Hope ends this December. So there won’t be any new Star Wars films next year, or the year after that.
The Force on Hiatus
Apparently, Lucasfilm wants to focus on making streaming shows for Disney+ while examining ways to explore uncharted waters, so to speak.
“We’re going to take a hiatus for a couple of years,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said. “And we’re taking the time to really look at where this is going from the standpoint of a saga.”
They don’t want to keep looking into the same story, but to find different stories. Perhaps even map out a wider narrative: “We’re not just looking at what the next three movies might be, or talking about this in terms of a trilogy. We’re looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?”
Of course, this doesn’t mean the future projects are canceled. There are still a few works planned for the future of the Star Wars Universe. There’s the trilogy from Rian Johnson and the new films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Apparently, all three of them will be working together, “As they finish Game of Thrones, they’re going to segue into Star Wars,” Kennedy said. “They’re working very closely with Rian.”
Kennedy mentioned how the Skywalker saga had already been mined in movies, shows, and books so they were looking to expand. Looking for new horizons.
After all, it’s a galaxy far far away and there’s still a lot more to tell.