Here’s the latest from: Star Wars – The Direct :
The future of Star Wars will be revealed in a few short weeks.
Seeds have been planted, and traces left behind in recent months. The Lucasfilm Studio Showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration wasn’t quite everything fans had hoped, only touching on imminent releases. For the Star Wars faithful, that will hopefully change at the D23 Fan Expo’s Hall D23 with a panel unveiling Disney’s upcoming slate of films and series.
As Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has made clear, the future of Star Wars is, for the time being, on television. That’s not to say the company is doing away with films – the contrary, actually. But it’s been a struggle for Kennedy to find storytellers willing to commit to several years for larger projects which, in addition to what’s now become routine creative issues, has led to delays in movie development.
Anything related to the silver screen was ignored at Celebration, with the event instead focusing on the shows. According to Kennedy, this was by design, and Star Wars’ theatrical future would be shared in a few months’ time… which is now.
With so much on the way, there will be plenty of updates to provide on previously announced titles… and also room to talk about some things that are new. Below are predictions for Star Wars projects that could be discussed at D23, both known and currently unearthed….