Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is culminating the entire Skywalker saga when it premieres next week, and now, Star Wars fans are left wondering what's going to become of the franchise when the sequel trilogy comes to an end.
Sure, Lucasfilm has a couple of series lined up for Disney+ with its new Rogue One spinoff and its Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but what about the films? Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff just recently exited their Star Wars trilogy set to begin on 2022 so that they could focus on their deal with Netflix. Meanwhile, Lucasfilm has yet to announce the release dates for Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's own Star Wars trilogy.
What's next for Star Wars?
Cinema Blend just recently posed a question asking whether or not the future of Star Wars should include the return of Star Wars creator George Lucas. The site wanted to analyze whether or not having Lucas return to direct a new Star Wars film would be good for the franchise.
Points in favour for Lucas, the director has been responsible for at least 4 films in the Skywalker saga – Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The prequel films didn't really sit that well with fans, but they do have their merits.
Lucas also did provide his original story ideas for Lucasfilm's new sequel trilogy, though Disney decided to rework some of the Star Wars creators ideas.
We could see Lucas making a return to the franchise, though it's possible that the Star Wars creator would make some pretty controversial decisions with the films that he makes.
What do you think? Should Lucas return to direct a Star Wars movie? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.