There has been a whole lot of talk about the franchise, Star Wars as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now getting close to its release date. In an interview, the boss of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, said that she believes that the future seems to be very different as compared to the present. These films have been released in threes, and this formula works, so why would one want to rock the boat? This will not lead to the growth that is actually possible for the company. We must think about the prospect of doing a lot of standalone films and sagas in contrast to a film every other year. Many eyebrows will be raised when it comes to the prospect of various stories after the hiccups of Solo: A Star Wars Story and also Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kennedy says that this is the best move yet
“Obviously, that’s what’s we’ve been spending so much time talking about, and it’s a really important transition for ‘Star Wars,’” Kennedy had said.
“What we’ve been focused on these last five or six years is finishing that family saga around the Skywalkers. Now is the time to start thinking about how to segue into something new and different.”
“I think it gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure,” she had added. “We’re not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We’re really going to let the story dictate that.”
The very idea of Star Wars fatigue had come up many times over the past few years. Kennedy is not buying into this idea, and she has spoken to io9 that and said that the Disney+ series and future projects would enhance these offerings.
“I don’t think there was a worry about that,” she had said.
“And I think we’ve been pleasantly surprised. We’re going into television. We’ve never done [live-action] television for Star Wars. So, yes, there’s an unknown, and I suppose you could say there was an underlying risk. But what we absolutely knew is that the two are very different in look and feel and were not in any way trying to do the same thing. So we arrived at a point of view pretty early that we thought the two could live comfortably side by side. And I actually think the fans are having fun with Mandalorian and I think it will only help The Rise of Skywalker.”