Kathleen Kennedy opens up about pending Star Wars projects

there Star Wars Celebration 2023 was full of announcements. Dedicated panel time Lucasfilm Ltd.its president Kathleen Kennedy Subsequent projects have been revealed star wars Movies and more are expected Disney+. After the panel ended, he spoke to American reporters to discuss pending projects. We take stock.

Taika Waititi and Rian Johnson movies are still planned but not for now

The films announced almost three years ago star wars Realized by respectively Taika YTT And Rian Johnson It takes so long to advance that we thought they would never see the light of day. nevertheless, Kathleen Kennedy Make sure they are still in development. About that Taika YTT, the screenplay is still being written and will take as long as it takes. It has even been specified that the filmmaker is now working alone on the screenplay.

taika Still working on it. He wrote the screenplay himself. He doesn’t really want to involve parties Lucasfilm Ltd. In the process and I don’t blame him. He has a very, very unique voice. So we want to protect it and it does. But we will one day. »

re Run JohnsonIt is his agenda that his film schedule is falling behind at the moment.

Ryan And I talk about it all the time but he’s incredibly busy. So we’re not actively involved in anything at the moment because he’s doing the Knife Out movie and then other projects. But he really wants to deal with it. It’s a big time commitment, so it’s up to him. »

Rogue Squadron could be a movie… or a series

Also the film is announced in 2020 Rogue Squadron Edited by Patty Jenkins Postponed after the director’s departure, but that doesn’t mean the project is definitely buried. Kathleen Kennedy Indicates that if an idea comes back, it could become a movie or a series.

Rogue Squadron, it’s a project we’re still talking about Whether it’s a film or it becomes a series, it’s definitely a project. »

We think that initially, the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett spin-off story projects were meant to be movies before becoming series. Rogue Squadron One day may catch the way Disney+.

Kevin Feige’s film was never in development

unfamiliar speech, Kathleen Kennedy revealed that the film was to be produced Kevin Feige Wasn’t a project.

We have never discussed an idea, as everyone knows, Kevin Big fan of it star wars, and if he comes up with something, I want to be all ears, but it didn’t really happen. This is not an abandoned project, it just didn’t happen… »

Which is strictly false because the picture was actually announced not only by the serious press, but also confirmed by its former president. Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horne.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 isn’t working anytime soon.

Last year, Obi-Wan was embodied again by the return of Kenobi Ewan McGregor This series was an event as expected. If the result is half-depressing, the series has great moments of emotion, especially the scenes between Obi-Wan and his former apprentice Anakin Skywalker who became Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) despite the open ending, Kathleen Kennedy There is no rush for a sequel.

“It is not in active development. But I never say never, because there is always a possibility. The series was therefore well received and [la réalisatrice] Deborah Chaw You have done a spectacular job. I know that tooEvan Really want it to do another season. At the moment we are focusing on the projects we presented but maybe we will talk about them later. »

Maybe later Star Wars Celebration Which will be held in Japan from 18 to 20 April 2025, some of the projects will progress.

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