Kathleen Kennedy Comments On The Next Star Wars Anthology Film

MTV News has a video posted on their Facebook page showcasing a quick interview they had with Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, about the future of the Star Wars franchise. In it, she comments upon a number of topics such as how long we can expect the Saga films to last, the meaning of Bob Iger’s recent comments about Han Solo’s name, as well as questions about Rey’s parentage.

One big piece of information she discussed was the chance of an announcement for a new Anthology film. While not confirming what the subject of the movie will be or offering any specifics, she did mention that Lucasfilm hopes to have the next Anthology film announced by the end of the summer. 

"Sure George, we'll make a Jar Jar trilogy."

“Sure George, we’ll make a Jar Jar trilogy.”

This will be good news for Star Wars fans. While I fully anticipate there being an announcement, I did appreciate the lip service that Kathleen Kennedy gave in her answer, even if that answer was probably for show. More than likely, they already have a script well in development and are close to signing on big stars and a big name director to lead the film. What I hope is that we don’t have the uneven work that resulted in Rogue One. My issue with that film film has to do with the creators not doing enough to make us care for the main characters of the story. While it was great seeing Darth Vader and Princess Leia in the story, fleshing out some of their history before Episode 4, the main characters of the movie were largely forgotten by the time we finally saw Darth Vader do what fans have been foaming at the mouth to see for years. If they’re going to announce something, make sure you do it right.

So what do you think? Are you anticipating the announcement of the next Anthology film? What would you like that film to be about (if it isn’t about a young Han Solo)? Do you think it’s smart for Lucasfilm to have a schedule of one film a year or would you like to see them wait until they find the right story to tell? Sound off in the comments section below.

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