In December 2019, the much-anticipated film “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” hit theaters worldwide. As the ninth installment in the Star Wars franchise, it marked the end of an era that began with the original film’s release in 1977.
But does this mean that “The Rise of Skywalker” is truly the last ever Star Wars movie? Let’s explore.
What We Know So Far
At this time, there are no official plans for another Star Wars movie to be released in the near future. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that there won’t be any more films in the franchise.
During an interview with ABC News back in December 2019, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that they were taking a break from producing Star Wars movies after “The Rise of Skywalker.” She explained that they wanted to take their time and focus on developing new stories and characters.
The Future of Star Wars
While there may not be any immediate plans for another Star Wars movie, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the end of this beloved franchise. In fact, there are several projects currently in development.
One such project is a new trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, who directed “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” It’s been reported that Johnson’s trilogy will feature all-new characters and will not be connected to the Skywalker saga.
Another project currently in development is a series called “The Mandalorian,” which debuted on Disney+ in November 2019. This series takes place after the events of “Return of the Jedi” and follows a lone gunfighter on his adventures through the galaxy.
Additionally, several other Star Wars series are reportedly in development for Disney+, including a series featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi set between Episodes III and IV and a prequel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
While “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” may be the end of the Skywalker saga, it’s not necessarily the end of Star Wars. With several projects currently in development, fans can rest assured that there will be more stories to come from this beloved franchise.
In conclusion, while we cannot say for certain whether or not “The Rise of Skywalker” is truly the last ever Star Wars movie, it’s clear that Lucasfilm has plans to continue expanding the Star Wars universe with new stories and characters. So, while we may have said goodbye to some familiar faces, the future of Star Wars looks bright.