Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has spoken out on the possibility of releasing two Star Wars movies per year.
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In a new interview with Empire, the film producer discussed the future of the hit sci-fi franchise, ahead of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker‘s release this December.
“We don’t have a crystal ball,” she told the publication. “We tried to look at Solo and see if we could do two movies a year and we found, ‘Hmm that’s not going to work’, so we backed off a little.”
She went on the explain that this decision “doesn’t mean we don’t think about lots of different stories”, adding: “That’s the exciting thing about this universe.”
This comes after it emerged that Marvel boss Kevin Feige is working on a new instalment of Star Wars alongside Kennedy. The filmmaker, who has helmed Marvel throughout the success of the MCU, is said to have teamed up with Disney for a movie that would take place after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.
Disney chairman Alan Horn explained: “With the close of the Skywalker Saga, [Kathleen Kennedy] is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”
A “knowledgeable source” claimed that Feige had also approached a “major” actor to ask if they’d be interested in securing a key role.