Star Wars fans know that the trilogy kick-started by The Force Awakens is exactly that — a trilogy; meaning that there will only be three movies in the series, and it all ends when Episode IX comes out in 2019. Looks like Disney isn’t planning to stop there, however, and they have movies planned well after Rey and Finn’s adventures come to an end.
According to Star Wars News Net, an undisclosed source has confirmed that there will be multiple projects planned by Disney to release after 2019. On the top of that list is the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie which will have Ewan McGregor return. The source said:
Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of Lucasfilm fully intend to make an Obi-Wan movie set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with Ewan McGregor in tow.
What’s more, there is a heavy emphasis that this movie will be a standalone, and it will not be a trilogy.
As for the director of the project, Rogue One helmer Gareth Edwards is a potential candidate, seeing that Kathleen Kennedy is happy with how Rogue One turned out in theaters; the team that will be producing and writing the Obi-Wan movie will be different though.
As for other movies planned down the line, there is a Boba Fett film said to be in the works, with Boba working alongside a group of different bounty hunters. It’s also said that there will be a film focused for the young adults that will feature a little romance here and there. What’s more, another trilogy is being planned a few years down the line; also expect a lot of Star Wars coming to television.
With all of these planned out, some might feel that Star Wars may be giving audiences a sense of franchise fatigue, but the source has also stated that “the powers that be” are making sure that it will not be the case.
I’m excited to see this growing universe enter the films instead of being constantly stuck in books and television, and hopefully Lucasfilm can pull every single one of these properties off.
The next Star Wars movie in line, The Last Jedi, is set to come out Dec. 15.