The Rise of Skywalker will be concluding the Skywalker Saga in just a few days. That being said, the Star Wars universe is vast and there are still plenty of stories to tell. Aside from The Mandalorian, which is available to stream on Disney+ and an upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, there are other projects to be developed but the amount might be much less than one would expect.
In a recent interview with Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger offered a glimpse of the future of the Star Wars franchise. When asked about how many projects would be in the works, he answered. "Probably smaller than you think."
This is because they "pick out a few" and those will be monitored to see "how they gestate." Iger also revealed that in some cases, they "bring them out and see how the audience reacts." Based on the audience's reactions, they will then "react accordingly."
He admits that "it's not as many" as most people think. He pointed out that the "number is endless," but Iger said they have to be "careful" because the next one is something "really important."
As for the highly-anticipated movie The Rise of Skywalker, Iger thinks that director J.J. Abrams "delivered a film that has closure." He says the movie is "very satisfying" and "emotional" as well. Iger also revealed that while Episode IX would be the "end" of the nine chapters, it wouldn't be the end, rather, it's actually the just the "beginning" of new stories in the Star Wars universe.
Aside from the series, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige will also be making a Star Wars film. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is also expected to develop another one as well.
For now, you can catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters on December 20.