27 Dec 2019 11:40 AM +00:00 UTC

The Rise of Skywalker Leads Also Want Star Wars to Slow Down

Disney CEO Bob Iger isn't the only one who wants Star Wars to slow down. It looks like Star Wars sequel trilogy lead actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac all agree that the development of films in the galaxy far, far away needs to "slow down a little bit" and take a short "break" after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Speaking in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the three Star Wars leads talked about what they want for Star Wars now that The Rise of Skywalker has finally released and is screening in cinemas.

"What I want is a break," Ridley told the entertainment news outlet, "And everyone's discussed it, but I think we just need to let The Rise of Skywalker have its moment, and then just take a breath. Figure out where next."


Boyega agreed with Ridley's suggestion, saying that taking a step back is especially important at this point where the franchise has so many different roads to explore. Episode IX not only served as the final chapter in Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy, it also served as the culmination of the entire Skywalker saga. It's only right to give fans time to breathe before continuing on to whatever story Lucasfilm has next for everyone.

"I would like to see it slow down a little bit," Isaac echoed. "I think to make it special when the next one comes out, and it doesn't feel like it's part of an assembly line. But then it's really particular, specially-made stories that are really about something. And taking the time to find the right people to put those things together and developing it with a real clear arc in mind."

Star Wars is going to take a short break after The Rise of Skywalker. There aren't any films planned for 2020, and right now we're not really sure where the franchise is going to take us after Episode IX. We do know however, that Lucasfilm has a couple of series prepared for Disney+ and that it still has an upcoming trilogy by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. There's also that new Star Wars movie by Kevin Feige.

Let's just wait and see what Lucasfilm has planned for everybody.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is currently screening in cinemas.

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