Star Wars fans may want to savor the arrival of The Rise of Skywalker in December, because there may not be another movie for years.
“It’s a nice time to take a pause,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said at the annual Star Wars Celebration about the upcoming hiatus. “It’s not only the perfect time, it’s exactly what we had in mind.”
The release of director J.J,. Abrams’ Rise of Skywalker (on December 20th) will conclude the 42-year-old Skywalker saga that George Lucas started with the original 1977 Star Wars.
Kennedy confirmed that Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B, Weiss are meeting with the her “to start talking about where we are going for the next decade” and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has also been hired to helm a new original trilogy, but neither is expected soon.
In the meantime, Star Wars fans will have two new TV series on Disney+ to tide them, starting with The Mandalorian this fall.