Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it seems that Lucasfilm has decided to take a long hiatus with the sequel era, focusing on the OT timeline with properties like The Mandalorian and The Bad Batch. While some people are already convinced that Lucasfilm will ‘de-canonize’ the Sequel Trilogy, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy promises that they haven’t forgotten about Rey, Finn, Rose, and Poe.
Talking to Empire, Kennedy said about the Sequel characters, “Certainly, those are not characters we’re going to forget… They will live on, and those are conversations that are going on with the creative team as well.”
We don’t know why Lucasfilm is holding out on Sequel content, but if Kennedy is suggesting that there are plans, then it’s possible that they’re going to be huge. Though there is a huge focus on OT content now with The Book of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, these are admittedly very safe projects with characters that are already well-liked in stories where we pretty much know the outcome.
If you ask me, they should just keep the fan-pandering projects on the Disney+ platform, and have the bigger, general audience-friendly, spectacle films on the big screen. There’s a reason why The Last Jedi was one of the most commercially successful Star Wars movies despite the endless fan bitching about the movie for the last four years.
We don’t know when these Sequel era characters will return, but you can bet, I’m an eager fan waiting for an update. In the meantime, catch The Book of Boba Fett when it hits Disney+ on Dec. 29.