Star Wars could be planning even more spin-off movies

Sam Warner
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From Digital Spy

Star Wars movies are like buses – you wait ages (years in fact) for one, and then a whole bunch come at once.

We are now nearly halfway through the new trilogy, and one spin-off movie (Rogue One) down, so talk has inevitably turned to where the franchise will go after the upcoming slate of movies – Episodes VIII and IX, and the Han Solo spin-off.

Well, we may now have an answer thanks to producer Kathleen Kennedy, who has hinted that there are even more spin-offs in the pipeline.

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"To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spin-offs] right now," she told Spanish news outlet E-Cartela.

"We have four or five weeks immersed in the film 'Han Solo' and we are about to read the script of Colin Trevorrow's Episode IX, so we have a lot of work at the moment. In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop here."

Kennedy also admitted that fans could have their input on where the series goes, explaining: "After 40 years of adventures, fans have so much information and so many theories about the way we can take these stories and theories that emerge are sometimes new ideas for us so we hear, read and pay attention to everything what is said.

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"It is clear that the franchise is owned as much by the fans as it's owned by [the people at Lucasfilm]."

It certainly makes sense considering she previously admitted that the movies could move beyond the Skywalker family in the future, revealing: "I certainly foresee movies past nine.

"Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know, George always intended nine movies, and whether we continue that or not is something we're talking about right now.

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"If the story warrants it, we'll absolutely do it. If it actually inspires new ideas, then we'll probably head in that direction. We just don't know yet."

The next spin-off will be the Han Solo standalone movie, which is due in 2018, though Kennedy did hint that we won't get a new movie announcement until next year.

Oh well, at least we still have The Last Jedi to look forward to later this year on December 15.

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