While we know that Disney has big plans for Star Wars for the long term, beyond Star Wars: Episode IX, we don't really know exactly what those plans entail. It turns out, Disney may not be so sure either. However, once Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has opened it appears the studio has a plan to sit down, look at what they've done so far, and figure out where they want to go from here. Kathleen Kennedy says January will be a big month for Star Wars.

There are [possible movies] that we have been talking a lot about. But we are planning to sit down in January, since we will have had The Force Awakens released, now Rogue One, and we've finished shooting Episode VIII. We have enough information where we can step back a little bit and say, 'What are we doing? What do we feel is exciting? And what are some of the things we want to explore?'

When Disney first purchased Lucasfilm they announced a new Star Wars trilogy nearly immediately. That was followed closely by plans for three "stand alone" movies to be released in the years between episodes. Apparently part of the reason that Lucasfilm and Disney have been holding off on making any big new plans is that they want to wait for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to open. With this being the first of movies that is separate from the "saga" they don't really know how the public will respond. How they do will go a long way to determining what they do with Star Wars going forward. Kathleen Kennedy tells Entertainment Weekly, the Lucasfilm brain trust, the story team, and the visual effects team will be the ones actually involved in these meetings.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The first order of business will likely be figuring out what to do in 2020. A third standalone movie was announced for the year after Star Wars: Episode IX but exactly what that movie would be about, has never been officially announced. It's been long rumored that it would be a movie following bounty hunter Boba Fett but that's never been confirmed. We know that Disney is, at least, in general, planning one Star Wars movie every year until we all stop going to see them, but will we get a new trilogy, or simply a parade of standalone stories? That seems to be the main topic of the conversation. Nobody is talking about what ideas people already have or what the odds are that those ideas will even move forward.

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