During this week's The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm's weekly video series covering (shocker) Star Wars, there was some talk about the more distant future of Star Wars. We know that Marvel has things planned out far ahead, and that there are park attractions for Star Wars too, but this gave us a teeny tiny bit more of a clue of what we might expect.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and host Andi Gutierrez started off with a recap of the current Star Wars projects (Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story), when the end of Star Wars Rebels came up. Kennedy sympathized with fans who are sad that the show is ending, but also said "now we're moving on to new things".
Those new things don't only include "traditional media" but also things like park attractions, live experiences, and games and she sees several of these things merging. The story group that determines the Star Wars canon was mentioned, and Kennedy revealed (to no one's surprise) that they are looking at the future:
"… we're sitting down now, we're talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories and we're looking at narratively where that might go."
She went on to elaborate a bit:
"Future stories beyond Episode 9 with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8… But we're also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven't been yet, and that's exciting too because it's a vast galaxy far, far away… so the possibilities are endless."
Not a lot of detail… but it does seem like they are thinking about doing more with the new generation of Star Wars characters, and injecting new blood into Star Wars.
The interview with Kennedy is from about 2:05 to 6:34 in the show. Here's the description of the episode followed by the entire episode:
In this installment of The Star Wars Show (paid for by Walmart), we talk with Kathleen Kennedy -- president of Lucasfilm -- on everything happening in Star Wars right now and in the future, debut the first gameplay footage of Kylo Ren in Star Wars Battlefront II, visit Funko headquarters, and much more.
Also a new television spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released today. It's titled "Awake", and contains a couple of new shots, including Luke Skywalker in a familiar setting…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi awakens December 15.