The release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has left fans wondering if this is truly the end of the beloved franchise. After all, the movie has been marketed as the epic conclusion to the Skywalker saga, which has spanned over 40 years and nine films.
So, is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker really the final movie? Let’s take a closer look.
What do the creators say?
Firstly, it’s important to look at what the creators have said about the future of Star Wars. In an interview with ABC News, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated that “the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie.” She went on to say that they are “excited about the future and exploring new stories.”
These comments suggest that while The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of one particular story arc, there will likely be more Star Wars movies in the future. This is supported by other statements from Lucasfilm executives, who have said that they have plans for the franchise beyond this film.
What about spin-offs and TV shows?
It’s also worth noting that even if The Rise of Skywalker is indeed the final movie in the main saga, there are plenty of spin-offs and TV shows in development. For example, there is a series centered around Obi-Wan Kenobi in the works for Disney+, as well as a show called The Mandalorian that has been well-received by fans.
In addition to these projects, there are reportedly plans for more movies set in different parts of the Star Wars universe. So while The Rise of Skywalker may be saying goodbye to certain characters and storylines, it’s clear that there will still be plenty of content for fans to enjoy.
What do fans think?
Of course, opinions on whether or not The Rise of Skywalker marks the end of Star Wars vary among fans. Some feel that the movie provides a satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga and should be the end, while others argue that there is still more to explore in the Star Wars universe.
Ultimately, whether or not The Rise of Skywalker is truly the final Star Wars movie will depend on how you define “Star Wars.” While this particular story may be coming to an end, it’s clear that there will still be plenty of content for fans to enjoy in the years to come.
In conclusion, while The Rise of Skywalker may be marketed as the end of the Skywalker saga, it’s unlikely that it will be the last we see of Star Wars. With spin-offs, TV shows, and more movies in development, it’s clear that there is still plenty of interest in exploring this beloved universe. So while we say goodbye to certain characters and storylines with this film, we can look forward to new adventures in a galaxy far, far away.