Lucasfilm is Not Done With Star Wars Sequel Era (Yay, We Guess?)
The Mandalorian creator sheds light on Lucasfilm's plans for projects after the sequel trilogy.
Since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker almost four years ago, it seemed as if Lucasfilm had completely forgotten about the sequel era.
With no feature films, all the TV shows about the galaxy far, far away were set in different time periods, but none were set after the sequel trilogy.
It seemed that after the highly polarizing reception of the new films, Lucasfilm was afraid to face the wrath of the fans again, who at one point even petitioned for a complete retcon of the sequels.
And with the runaway success of The Mandalorian and Andor, that proved to be the right decision.
But things are about to change. The Mandalorian series co-creator Jon Favreau has revealed that Lucasfilm has plans for new stories set after Episode 9 of the franchise.
In an interview with Moovy TV, he explained his approach to continuity.
"There's definitely a conversation that's going on. And then, also what happens after the sequel trilogy. Because the sequel trilogy only takes place over the course of a few years," he said.
He also noted that while it is a big and eventful thing on the screen, it is a relatively brief moment in history over the course of the thousands of years that Star Wars takes place.
Favreau also admitted that he knows there's some discussion and exploration going on about what happens after that.
Jon also discussed the challenges of creating new Star Wars stories, comparing it to studying ancient history.
"You kind of know a few things that happen, but there's a lot of murkiness in between, and we just don't have archaeological evidence in the real world to know exactly what happened, so we kind of connect the dots," he said.
So now fans finally have confirmation regarding the seemingly abandoned time period of their favorite fictional universe.
However, given the less-than-stellar reputation of the sequels among the better half of the fanbase, the decision to continue their story may prove to be quite risky.
After all, many fans would only be happy to see the period they despise consigned to oblivion.