It is a good time to be a Star Wars followers. After a number of years of hiatus after the divisive prequel trilogy, Disney has taken management of the property and is releasing each essential installments and standalone movies yearly for the foreseeable future. And in simply over a month, Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Final Jedi will lastly arrive in theaters, persevering with the primary narrative of Luke Skywalker and the battle in opposition to The Darkish Facet. The present trilogy of movies stars a trio of recent characters in Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron. However how lengthy ought to we anticipate them to indicate up in Star Wars motion pictures? It turns for fairly some time, as Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and her staff are growing plans for the characters past Episode IX.
We’re sitting down now, we’re speaking in regards to the subsequent 10 years of Star Wars tales. And we’re taking a look at narratively the place that may go. Future tales past Episode IX with these new characters. Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-Eight.
Per Kathleen Kennedy’s feedback to The Star Wars Show, J.J. Abram’s presently untitled Episode IX will not be the final we see our trio of recent protagonists. As a substitute the characters (and the franchise itself) will proceed on previous that blockbuster and the present trilogy of movies. Like I stated, it is a good time to be a Star Wars fan.
Creating the way forward for Star Wars after Episode IX will little question be one other manner that Disney is a sport changer for the franchise. The Home of Mouse is planning large issues for the galaxy far, far-off, and the films aren’t going to cease after the present narrative has accomplished. In fact, one has to marvel precisely how the franchise will proceed after Episode IX hits theaters in a number of years.
One risk could be yet one more trilogy of movies. This might be the a significant change from George Lucas’ unique intention for the house opera. The story was all the time meant to be advised by way of 9 motion pictures, however that may additionally imply the cash practice for Disney might dry up in a number of years. Hardcore Star Wars followers is probably not too happy with this deviation from Lucas’ intentions, so a fourth trilogy additionally has the potential to piss off the primary demographic of followers.
Maybe one other alternative could be giving the heroes their very personal standalone movies. This might enable the actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac to proceed enjoying their Star Wars characters with out having to signal one other multi-picture contract. And with motion pictures like Rogue One and Marvel Lady proving extra centered and contained narrative might change into a crucial and monetary darling, Star Wars could also be keen to alter issues up after the present trilogy ends.
Alas, we’ll have a number of extra years of blockbusters first. Star Wars: The Final Jedi will arrive in theaters December 15th (pre-order your tickets here!), adopted by Solo: A Star Wars Story on Might 25th, 2018. Within the meantime, take a look at our 2018 release list to plan your journeys to the films within the New Yr.