Lucasfilm plans to reassess the future of the “Star Wars” franchise, according to Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.
Is the future on television?
Kennedy seemed to suggest that television and streaming could be the new hotbed of “Star Wars”.
- “The ability to be very character-driven, with extended storytelling and connected storytelling… I think this space gives us a great opportunity to do that. “
- “There are so many fans out there and so many filmmakers who have been influenced by ‘Star Wars’ for so long that it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a feel for who wants to be a part of it.
Television as a medium for “Star Wars” will allow the franchise to return to its roots. Each of the films is literally titled “Episodes,” which means that each chapter of the trilogies is one piece of a larger puzzle. Switching completely to TV media – with the movie offline here or there that could feature a crossover event – allows “Star Wars” to embrace that idea to the fullest. Week-to-week episodes would allow for better storytelling, a greater look at the “Star Wars” universe, and a chance for producers to correct their course if they see their story doesn’t suit many. fans.