The Star Wars universe is ready to bring the action back to the big screen. After years of a stagnant film slate plagued by unfortunate cancelations and production mishaps, Lucasfilm is pretty determined to bring balance back to the franchise.
Rumor has it that Star Wars' next theatrical offering will come in 2025 and will directly tie into the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Now, it appears that there's actual truth behind the recent reports.
Speaking with Moovy TV, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau revealed that Lucasfilm is already mapping out their plans for the post-sequel trilogy Star Wars. According to him, the production company is already discussing what's next for the franchise's interconnected story after The Rise of Skywalker.
Favreau shared: "There's definitely a conversation that's going on. And also what happens after the sequel trilogy, because the sequel trilogy only takes place over the course of a few years. And it's a big thing on the screen, and it's very eventful."
He continued: "But it is a relatively brief moment in history over the course of the thousands of years that Star Wars takes place. And so what happens after it is interesting too, and I know that there's some discussion, exploration going on about what happens after it."
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While it's still a little too early to conclude, it seems like Favreau is heavily involved in the planning of Star Wars' next big tale. Of course, this shouldn't come as a surprise considering his contributions to the franchise over the last four years alone have been massive. I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up getting an upgraded role over at Lucasfilm because let's be honest, Favreau's mind operates at a different level.
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