The latest Star Wars rumor puts new movies in a specific timeline, perhaps giving some insight on where the franchise is headed.
We are supposed to hear this month on what the next Star Wars movie is supposed to be about and who will be directing it. That movie, however, isn’t scheduled to release until at least 2022 – so there’s still plenty of time for things to change.
Initially, the movie was supposed to kickoff the collaboration with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, but since they parted ways with Lucasfilm, there are a lot of unknowns about the future of Star Wars after The Rise of Skywalker.
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The latest rumor comes from Making Star Wars, who was pretty spot on with its leaks about The Rise of Skywalker and having Yoda’s species in The Mandalorian. While we take rumors with a grain of salt, it’s also notable that the source has pretty spot on as of late.
Here’s what Making Star Wars has to say:
"Sources are saying the next Star Wars Saga is going to take place during an era called “The High Republic” era. It sounds like the setting is 400 years before The Skywalker Saga. This new saga is set during a time that the Sith’s “Rule of Two” has been established by Darth Bane, and Yoda is a Jedi, but isn’t the old Jedi we know from the Skywalker era."
Additionally, he writes this isn’t necessarily a trilogy. Rather it’s a series of films that will focus on this era with different characters and storylines. Sounds a bit like what Marvel has done with connecting different characters and stories but in a modern timeline (with some crazy time travel thrown in).
By focusing on an era as opposed to a family or a few specific characters, it allows for multiple storylines and doesn’t necessarily need to have such a narrow focus as the Skywalker Saga had.
The Mandalorian has shown fans don’t need their favorite characters to be Skywalkers or even one of their friends or allies. The don’t even need to be a Jedi. There was one Force user in The Mandalorian, and fans fell in love with him for being a cutie pie and not because he could hold up a Mud Horn with his mind.
I’ll be intrigued to see where this is going and how Lucasfilm can make this happens because the potential is huge to make this amazing a diverse group of heroes.
What do you ant to see out of the future of the movies?