‘Star Wars’: Kathleen Kennedy says that after ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ the Skywalker saga is over

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'Star Wars': Kathleen Kennedy says that after 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' the Skywalker saga is over

The Skywalker saga began with the first of the ‘Star Wars’ movies, 1977’s ‘A New Hope’, and is also made up of its two direct sequels, the three prequels and the new trilogy. That is to say, 9 films, but not all the products of the franchise are included in this saga, whichleaving for example ‘Han Solo’ or ‘The Mandalorian’, even ‘Rogue One’, although Leia has a brief but stellar appearance in it. Well, since this galactic universe is also constantly expanding, according to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, the legacy of the Anakin family has (for now) come to an end.

On May 17, Vanity Fair published an extensive report on the television and film future of ‘Star Wars’ that we break down for you here and here, in addition to telling you what has happened to a certain controversy that has just been rekindled. Well, now the magazine and for its next issue has also released an in-depth interview with Kennedy only for paid subscriptions, but which has been echoed by media such as The Hollywood Reporter. Well, in this article Kennedy explains why it is time to turn the page: “Just staying in the narrative of George Lucas, anchoring ourselves to that, I think that would be wrong. Our job now is to walk away, while maintaining a connection to the mythology that George has created. We are not going to stop, but we are going to move away from the Skywalker saga. That is what is taking us so much time, debate and reflection right now.”

Presumably what Kathleen Kennedy is referring to is that in this universe that is made up of series, television specials, novels, comics, video games and other multimedia products that in fact belong to the canon, It’s time to explore new corners of the galaxy, full of characters, alien towns and endless stories. Of course, it will be after the new Disney + series, ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, which although it stars Ewan McGregor, along with him is Hayden Christensen, the actor who played Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader in ‘The threat ghost’ and ‘Attack of the clones’, but after that, to something else butterfly: “We also can’t go and do something with a Luke Skywalker other than Mark Hamill. We’re not suddenly going to try something like that.”Kennedy said. “The beauty of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ is that Ewan [McGregor] I desperately wanted to do it. He’s been very involved in the whole process and what’s exciting and the reason for doing it is that the real Obi-Wan wanted to tell this story. He excited us that Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen wanted to come back.”

So what comes next?

But don’t panic, as we said it will be the end of the Skywalkers, but not of ‘Star Wars’. Although it is seen that the company is relegating its films to the background giving priority to its television production, on the cinematographic horizon and with new and unknown adventures, we still have an untitled feature film directed by Taika Waititi, ‘Rogue Squadron’ by Patty Jenkins and a Rian Johnson trilogy, but who knows when we’ll see them.

Tomorrow is brighter on the small screen, where ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ awaits us this coming May 27, ‘Andor’ in summer, the third season of ‘The Mandalorian’ between the end of the year or the beginning of 2023, ‘Ahsoka’ and then ‘The Acolyte’, as well as a series as yet untitled. The continuation of ‘La Remesa Mala’ and ‘Galactic Pals’ would also be pending.

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