'Star Wars' News Round-Up
Posted by Milton Griepp on April 15, 2019 @ 9:56 am CT
Star Wars movies will go on hiatus after the release of Episode IX (The Rise of Skywalker) (see '’Star Wars Episode IX’ Teaser Drops') this holiday season, according to an interview with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy in Entertainment Weekly. The hiatus will last at least two years and the time will be used to develop a long-term strategy for movie storylines. The general plan is to move away from the Skywalker saga to a different part of the timeline. A slew of images were released, which are in the Gallery below.
Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will still develop new films (see "Trading Winterfell for Hoth, Dragons for Starfighters"), as will Rian Johnson, who’s developing a new trilogy (see "Another ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy"). Those two development projects are happening in coordination with each other, according to Kennedy.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Returns"), was shown at Star Wars Celebration, and we embed it below. A series of concept sketches and other images was also released, which you’ll find in the Gallery.
Click Gallery below for images from The Mandalorian, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Episode IX)!
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