The Rise of Skywalker has been one of the most anticipated movies in recent years, not just for Star Wars fans but for movie lovers in general. The franchise has been around for over four decades and The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth and final installment in the Skywalker saga.
But does this mean that it’s the last Star Wars movie ever? Let’s explore.
The end of an era
The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of a journey that started back in 1977 with the release of the first Star Wars movie. Over the years, we’ve seen iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Darth Vader become a part of pop culture history. But as much as we love these characters and their stories, all good things must come to an end.
What does “the end” mean?
When Lucasfilm announced that The Rise of Skywalker would be the final installment in the Skywalker saga, many fans assumed that it meant the end of Star Wars movies altogether. However, this is not necessarily true. While it is true that there are no current plans for another trilogy or series that focuses on the Skywalkers, there are still plenty of stories to tell within the Star Wars universe.
The future of Star Wars
Lucasfilm has already announced several upcoming projects set in the Star Wars universe. These include a spin-off series based on The Mandalorian, which has been a huge success on Disney+, as well as a new trilogy from director Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi). In addition to this, there are rumors about standalone movies focusing on characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett.
The importance of expanding
Expanding beyond just one family’s story is important for keeping a franchise alive. It allows for new perspectives and fresh takes on familiar themes while also bringing in new fans. Star Wars has always been more than just the Skywalker family, and the future of the franchise will undoubtedly reflect this.
So, while The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of an era, it is not the end of Star Wars movies altogether. Lucasfilm has big plans for the future of the franchise, and there are many stories left to tell. As we say goodbye to Luke, Leia, and Han, we look forward to new adventures and characters in a galaxy far, far away.