Star Wars will move beyond trilogy format, won’t abandon new characters

Kathleen Kennedy spoke  on the future plan for Star Wars, which is set to expand beyond the current format.

The Rise of Skywalker is set to hit theaters this week and is set to conclude the Skywalker Saga that started in 1977.

While fans want to know how the saga will end, they are also curious about the future of Star Wars. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke about the future of the franchise with The Los Angeles Times.

Kennedy talked about how they are trying to segue into something different and new. The spin-off prequel movies were attempts at something new with Rogue One and Solo coming out to mixed financial and critical receptions.

The Mandalorian may be the direction Lucasfilm can go with the series’ first season being a hit and a second season upcoming. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cassian Andor Disney Plus series will be coming up soon, as well.

As for the movies, Kennedy spoke on the trilogy structure that Star Wars has been built on:

“I think it gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure. We’re not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We’re really going to let the story dictate that.”

This approach and mindset show that Kennedy is thinking about how to bring Star Wars to the level of success that Kevin Feige has found with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both of which are under the Disney umbrella.

MCU movies are following a story that Feige and his team have planned out. So far Lucasfilm has been patching things together with the release of their TV shows, comics and novels. Gaps between the movies are being filled in with these stories, but the galaxy is huge with many potential stories to tell.

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Star Wars has captivated fans across the decades, so Kennedy and her team at Lucasfilm will have to figure something out that may or may not involve the sequel trilogy characters — who Kennedy has not ruled out for returns in future films.

What do you think about Kennedy’s comments? Do Star Wars movies need to be stuck in a trilogy format? Let us know in the comments below!