It was a time of great uncertainty in the Republic. Basically nobody knows what happens to Star Wars after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters this Christmas — not even the president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, and she’s the person who supervises this universe. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Kennedy revealed that the future of Star Wars, at least on the big screen, is entirely up in the air.

In response to the question “So you truly haven’t yet decided what’s next?” Kennedy responded:

No. We’ve got various things we’re looking at and various ways in which we can begin or not. As you can imagine. You know, do you go back? Do you go forward? All those questions are being asked. Do we stay in this galaxy? Do we go to another? The universe is never-ending. [Laughs.] The good news and the bad news. They have endless possibilities. It’s liberating, it’s exciting, and it creates a lot of pressure and anxiety as well.

It’s possible Kennedy would know what’s next if her original plans hadn’t fallen through; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, were signed to make a new Star Wars trilogy but recently left that assignment to work on a project for Netflix. There are other films in various stages of development — a trilogy by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, a film produced by Marvel’s Kevin Feige — but clearly neither of those are anywhere near ready for production. So for now it’s ... a mystery. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20.

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