Lucasfilm might have yet to release Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but it seems like the studio has already started planning the next ten years of the Star Wars franchise.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy just recently sat down with Andi Gutierrez on the Star Wars YouTube channel, The Star Wars Show, talking about the different things the studio's been working on. The interview touched a lot of different topics, and during their discussion, Kennedy was asked by Gutierrez about her relationship with the Lucasfilm story group and what the team was working on to bring fans after the sequel trilogy.
The studio executive confidently told the Star Wars Show's host that she and the Lucasfilm story group have started discussing the direction of the franchise, considering future stories for Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaacs), Finn (John Boyega) and BB-8.
"We're sitting down now, we're talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories, and we're looking at narratively where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8. But we're also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven't been yet. And that's exciting too because its a vast galaxy far, far away, so the possibilities are endless."
Kennedy must also be talking about material outside Lucasfilm's spinoffs – after all, the standalone movies have been centered around familiar characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett (potentially). We can't wait to see what Lucasfilm has in store for everyone after Episode IX and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi makes its big premiere on December 15, 2017.