Star Wars boss offers update on when to expect the new movies
May the Fourth seems like the perfect day to get some news about the upcoming Star Wars movies, but don't get your hopes up about them being released anytime soon.
Opening up about the future of the franchise, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed work on the new movies is already underway. However, she insisted Star Wars fans will need to be patient as it could still be a while before the films hit the silver screen.
Chatting to Empire at Star Wars Celebration, Kennedy hinted there won't be anything ready for cinematic release until at least 2025.
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"I've often brought up Bond," Kennedy remarked, referencing the gradual release of the 007 spy films. "That's every three or four years and there wasn't this pressure to feel like you had to have a movie every year. I feel that was very important to Star Wars. We have to eventise this."
The Lucasfilm president went on to suggest that, while fans may be disappointed by the wait for more of the beloved sci-fi films, she'd rather be honest about production timescales.
"It's much better to tell the truth," Kennedy said. "We're going to make these movies when they're ready to be made and release them when they're ready to be released."
However, it's not all bad news as Kennedy went on to tease some plot details of the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX, which is set to see the return of Daisy Ridley as Rey.
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"What we're exploring is the evolution of the Jedi," she revealed. "We're going very far back, we're looking at the present, and now we're moving 15 years after The Rise Of Skywalker.
"The First Order has fallen, the Jedi are in chaos – there's even a question of how many exist anymore – and Rey's building the New Jedi Order, based on the text that she was given and that Luke [Skywalker] imparted on her."
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga are available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+.
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