With Star Wars Celebration currently taking place in Anaheim, news about Star Wars’ future has been aplenty. With Andor getting its first teaser and release date as well as Star Wars: Skeleton Crew being announced, the Disney+ side of Lucasfilm received a monumental update. However, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy did give an update on the future of Star Wars films at the convention.
While talking to Empire, Kennedy gave new information about the time period of the new films. Kennedy stated the following when asked about the sequel era.
“The sequel era is what we talk a lot about in terms of where we’re going with our movies, and just how far out from that we’ll go. That’s very much the space we’re concentrating on.”Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm
It is still unknown of sequel era characters, such as Rey, will be present in these films. The quote could be interpreted as films taking place during the time of the First Order, or even years beyond. Rumors have also suggested films taking place way earlier, during the High Republic, could also be coming soon.
As previously announced, the next Star Wars film to hit theaters will be directed by Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder) and co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917). Then, following will be Patty Jenkin’s (Wonder Woman) Rogue Squadron, which was recently pushed back. Although the current focus seems to be Disney+, the future of Star Wars on the big screen does seem bright.