The Star Wars universe has set itself up with a blank slate. Now the dust has settled on The Rise of Skywalker‘s divisive conclusion, there’s no obvious path for the franchise to take. While there are multiple Star Wars television shows in production or development, the question remains: what will a major Star Wars movie look like in the future? The president of Lucasfilm may have already leaked the answer.
In an interview for The Wrap, Kathleen Kennedy discussed the future of the franchise, saying “stories have been told within this universe over the last 40-odd years, and there’s now the realization that this is a mythology that actually spans about 25,000 years.”
Of course, she’s referencing the expansive and mostly non-canon works of the Star Wars Extended Universe, which covers among other things comics, books, and games.
Kennedy specifically mentioned games, which brings to mind Knights of the Old Republic, probably the most prominent example of Star Wars exploring its distant past. These took place 4,000 years before the events of the Star Wars movies we’ve seen so far, and explored a past Sith threat to the Jedi Republic. Could this be the next step for the franchise at large?