Kathleen Kennedy Says She's Planning 10 Years of Star Wars Movies

Joann Johnston
April 13, 2019

Several topics got covered over the next few minutes of the panel, including a first look at Ackie's character, which you can see in Kristian Harloff's tweet below. "We will take a pause, sometime, and reset", Iger said, "because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie". Based on what we heard in the trailer, it sounds like Mark Hamill isn't quite done with Luke Skywalker yet (but he may just be a Force ghost like Obi-Wan and Anakin).

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"It's called The Rise of Skywalker because they finally defeat Palpatine and escape the figurative curse that's been placed over them since he set his eyes on Anakin", one Twitter user noted. "No one is ever really gone". If it wasn't clear in The Last Jedi, it should be now clear to many hardcore, recalcitrant fans of the saga: this new trilogy was not only about the past but also about the present and future of this fictional universe. "And more than anything, I'm excited about what I think we might have". "Princess Leia lives in this film in a way that's mind-blowing for me", he said.

He was on stage at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on Friday.

We also learned that none of than Emperor Palpatine, the main villain of the first six movies, is making a come back of some sort as well. Fans roared as director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and stars of the film-including one very unexpected one-appeared to offer vague hints and details about what to expect. The Star Wars family has denied this in the past, and in The Last Jedi, Kylo cruelly showed Rey that her parents were just regular people who abandoned her.

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Abrams went on to say the film is in post-production as they prepared for the film's release on December 20. Indeed, both Rian Johnson, who made Star Wars: The Last Jedi , and Game of Thrones showrunners D.B.

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"This is an adventure that the group goes on together", he teased, although he wouldn't reveal whether or not that meant the group on stage or some other combination.

The third in the sequel trilogy (the previous films were The Force Awakens, 2015, and The Last Jedi, 2017) and the concluding chapter in the franchise that began with George Lucas's Star Wars in 1977 traces the final battle between Rey and the Resistance and Kylo Ren's dark forces.

He's now in the process of editing and adding visual effects to the film which will hit theaters on December 20 and said that despite Fisher's death, "We're working with her every day".

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