Next Star Wars spin-off will be revealed soon

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From Digital Spy

The success of the very first Star Wars Story anthology film Rogue One guaranteed that we'd be getting at least a few more standalones over the next few years.

A Young Han Solo film starring Alden Ehrenreich as the space smuggler is already in the works, and there have been rumblings of spin-offs for Yoda, Obi-wan and Boba Fett throughout the fan community.

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It looks like we'll find out whether any of those predictions were correct quite soon. At the Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was asked directly when a new spinoff would be revealed.

"I think we're getting close. My hope would be sometime around the summer," she told MTV News. "I never want to predict the creative process because it is its own thing.

"So, we're in the midst of those discussions right now."

Much has also been made about the possibility of moving beyond the Skywalker family, their allies and enemies for future Star Wars sequels and spinoffs.

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Kennedy has stopped short of confirming or denying whether that's actually going to happen, while admitting that all options remain on the table.

"I'm sure everyone would love me to say, 'Oh yeah, we've got this figured out for the next 20 years'," she said. "No, we spend a lot of time talking, debating, watching, looking at what connects with ourselves, with the audience. All of that is a part of our decision-making so we're asking those questions right now. We'll make a decision soon."

For now, Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in US and UK cinemas on December 15 and will be followed by the Untitled Han Solo Film on May 25, 2018.

Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below:

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