Kathleen Kennedy talked with Empire recently for the upcoming The Book of Boba Fett issue, which releases on November 25th, and in it she had a few interesting things to say about the future of Star Wars.
In regard to the Sequel Trilogy, Kennedy hinted that Lucasfilm isn’t planning on letting them rot post The Rise of Skywalker. When asked about that era of Star Wars she said:
“Certainly, those are not characters we’re going to forget, they will live on, and those are conversations that are going on with the creative team as well.”Kathleen Kennedy – EMPIRE
Who knows what plans may await Rey, Finn, Poe, and the others, but based on the state of Star Wars movies in general, I think if any Sequel Trilogy content is pursued, it will be streaming-based. Maybe she will shed more light on this tease in the full issue of the magazine, which again hits shelves and digital on Thursday.
She also discussed Hayden and Ewan’s reunion on the set of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and I could be reading too much into her quote, but to me it sounds like they donned their Jedi robes, which could confirm a flashback moment from the Prequel era.
The setup for the quote below read, “Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy opened up about the “emotional” reunion of McGregor and Christensen on set, as they slipped back into those iconic flowing robes.”
“The thing that was most exciting was being on the set and watching the two of them get excited, they hadn’t seen one another in a long time. I was surprised at just how incredibly emotional it was for each of them to find themselves back in these roles, and just realising how important Star Wars was to each of them. It was the beginning of their careers.”Kathleen Kennedy – EMPIRE
Like I said, the emotional reunion is great and all, but I think the nugget to take away is that they were in their Jedi robes. We know we will see Hayden as Vader, and we have all speculated that we may see Anakin via a flashback, so this interview may just confirm the latter.
Nick and I will talk more about Kathy’s interview on this week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.