While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is being billed as the final installment of the Skywalker Saga of films, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy is teasing that might not be the last we see of these characters or even the Skywalkers.
During a brief interview on the red carpet premiere of the film via the official Star Wars YouTube channel, she hinted that we might see the Skywalkers return in the future, but stopped short to explain herself.
KENNEDY: “It’s a mixture of emotions, I have to say because we’ve had such an incredible time it’s just flown by these five years doing these three movies. To realize we’re completing The Saga, we’re not finishing the Skywalkers necessarily they could always, in one way or another, reappear. But for right now it is bringing it to a close.”
HN Entertainment previously reported on internal rumblings about Lucasfilm considering a Princess Leia series for Disney+, which would be a series focused on one of the Skywalkers.
Winter Soldier actor Sebastian Stan has been vocal about potentially playing a younger version of Luke Skywalker as well, a campaign that got the approval of Mark Hamill himself.
Speaking of Luke Skywalker, there is a really good chance we’ll see Luke as a child in the upcoming Kenobi series given the setting of that show will be on Tatooine and I don’t really see why Lucasfilm would restrain themselves from exploring that avenue given the opportunity is now there to explore a younger version of Luke.
Not to mention, rumblings that Joel Edgerton might be reprising the role of Uncle Owen in the show.
There is a good chance that we do end up seeing Skywalkers on Disney+ as the platform is seemingly going to be the home for projects that take place between the movies as seen with The Mandalorian (set between Return of The Jedi and The Force Awakens), Kenobi (set between Revenge of The Sith and A New Hope), and the prequel Cassian Andor series (set between Revenge of The Sith and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story/A New Hope).
The Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor being the best bet for the moment to see a Skywalker return.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker officially opens this week and is targeting/tracking a possible $200 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.