The Star Wars franchise has been a pop culture phenomenon since the release of the original film in 1977. Over the years, the series has expanded into an entire universe of movies, TV shows, books, comics, and video games. But with the recent release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, fans are wondering if this is truly the end of the road for their beloved galaxy far, far away.
What We Know So Far
Firstly, let’s address what we do know about the future of Star Wars. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that there will be more Star Wars movies in development after The Rise of Skywalker. However, she also stated that they will be taking a break from releasing films every year and instead focusing on quality over quantity.
The Future of Star Wars
So what can we expect from these future films? Well, details are scarce at this point, but we do know that some projects are already in development.
Director Rian Johnson (who helmed 2017’s The Last Jedi) is reportedly working on a new trilogy set in a different corner of the Star Wars universe. Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were also set to create their own series of Star Wars films but recently backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
In addition to movies, there are also several TV shows currently in production for Disney+. The Mandalorian has been a huge hit for the streaming service and has already been renewed for a second season. Other shows in development include an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor and a prequel to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story centered around Rebel spy Cassian Andor.
Is This Really the End?
Given all this information, it seems unlikely that The Rise of Skywalker truly marks the end of Star Wars. While the Skywalker Saga may be over, there are still countless stories to be told in this universe. It’s also worth noting that Disney paid a hefty sum for the rights to Star Wars and has a vested interest in keeping the franchise alive and well.
In conclusion, while Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of one era, it’s certainly not the end of Star Wars as a whole. With movies and TV shows already in development, fans can rest assured that they will continue to have plenty of content set in their favorite galaxy far, far away.
- Key Takeaways:
- The Rise of Skywalker is not the end of Star Wars
- Future projects include new movies and TV shows
- Rian Johnson is working on a new trilogy while Benioff and Weiss have dropped out
- Disney has a vested interest in keeping the franchise alive and well
So don’t worry, Star Wars fans. The Force will always be with us!