Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is hyping Star Wars: The Last Jedi and has revealed that some answers will be revealed in the film…
If you were hoping to get many of the unanswered questions left over from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then you may or may not be pleased with what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy recently told The Star Wars Show host Andi Gutierrez about those aforementioned questions being answered in when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.
"I think he’s done an exceptional job of taking these new characters and some of the legacy characters and moving us to this next place."
By legacy characters, Kennedy isn’t referring to some randomly obscure Star Wars Legends characters being brought into the the film. No, she’s talking about Legacy characters like Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
There’s also the component of “moving us to this next place,” meaning the new characters must be given a springboard from which to launch the next Star Wars trilogy. And if you think there aren’t plans for Rey, Finn and Poe, then you are mistaken, as Kennedy also clarified her position for the future of the franchise moving forward from Episode IX.
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"We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories, and we’re looking at, narratively, where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people who are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us places we haven’t been yet."
Sounds like the new characters are going to be the backbone for the Star Wars cinematic universe, in the near future. That means Rey, Finn, Poe, and even Kylo Ren are going to have to survive the current Sequel Trilogy, and create all-new stories to keep the franchise going for “10 years of Star Wars stories.”
Back to the questions that director Rian Johnson will answer in The Last Jedi, many fans are hoping to get more information regarding Rey’s mysterious past. Is she a Skywalker? Or is she something and someone entirely different?
We want to hear from you: What answers do you want to see revealed when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters worldwide on December 15? Let’s discuss in the comments below and on social media.