The president of Lucasfilm, kathleen kennedy told Total Film magazine last month that “Star Wars” needed to “create a whole new saga” to return to the big screen and not just rely on threads from the past and that’s exactly what Taika Waititi wants to do with his next film, the first in the franchise since the Skywalker Saga came to a controversial end with The Rise of Skywalker.
No connections, origins or pre-existing characters
“Look, I think for the ‘Star Wars’ universe to grow, it has to expand. I don’t think it would do any good in the ‘Star Wars’ universe to make a movie where everyone is like, ‘Oh great, well that’s the plans for the Millennium Falcon, oh that’s Chewbacca’s grandmother.’ That’s all standalone, that’s cool, although I’d like to take something new and create some new characters and just expand the world, otherwise it feels like it’s a very small story.”
Waititi is developing his movie ‘Star Wars’ with co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who earned an Oscar nomination for writing the one-shot war thriller ‘1917’. Sam Mendes. While the franchise has moved away from movies and embraced television in the past two years, most recently with the premiere of the disappointing ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ limited series on Disney+, Kennedy emphasized to Total Film that the big screen remains a priority for the franchise..
Kennedy revealed that the secret ‘star wars’ movies:
“They have been on the move all the time. As we leave the saga, we’ve got all this great and exciting work on the television side that informs a lot about where we’re headed. We want to be very intentional about it. And we’ve got great talent that we’re working with: people who care deeply about what the next iteration of ‘Star Wars’ is and about getting people back into theaters, so we can really pull through. That is important to us.”