Star Wars sequels are the future of trilogy characters, Kathleen Kennedy


Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who has just extended her contract with the company for another three years, has hinted in a new interview that the world of Star Wars hasn’t seen the sequel’s heroes Rey, Finn, and Poe. While there don’t appear to be any solid plans for the saga-finishing Resistance heroes yet, it appears that Lucasfilm is interested in expanding their stories.

Kennedy recently answered questions about the characters in the sequel in an interview with Empire Magazine. “Certainly, those are not characters we’re going to forget,” she said of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, Oscar Isaac’s Poe, and John Boyega’s Finn. “They will live on, and those are conversations that are going on with the creative team as well.”

Since Rise of Skywalker was released to a poor critical response in 2019, the Star Wars franchise has pivoted to explore its galaxy through Disney+ TV shows, including the upcoming Book of Boba Fett and the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi. series is included. Rogue Squadron, the next cinematic Star Wars release after Rising of Skywalker, has recently been pulled from Disney’s production schedule due to conflicts with director Patty Jenkins’s timetable.

It is unclear whether Lucasfilm is considering continuing sequel character stories in new films, Disney+ TV shows, or even animated form. As reported by Slash Film, none of the sequel’s cast is particularly keen on reprising their Star Wars roles, especially if it’s made for the small screen. Oscar Isaacs and John Boyega have both explicitly stated that they had no interest in starring in the Disney+ show, while Daisy Ridley has expressed that she thinks Rise of Skywalker was “greatly close” to Ray’s story.

It is possible that the trio may be reconstituted into aged-up roles, or be featured in animated shows as was the case with the prequel trilogy-adjacent Clone Wars in 2008. In fact, Poe Dameron has already appeared in Star Wars: Resistance as a supporting character. Animated show, which featured General Hux, Captain Phasma, and even General Leia.

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