Details have recently surfaced about the future of Star Wars films. With the Skywalker saga now complete the new films are reported to take place in the “High Republic” era approximately 400 years before the Skywalker saga. This era features characters such as Darth Bane who created the rule of two.
We can also see a younger Yoda as an active Jedi. The upcoming films are set to be stand alone efforts that will have interconnecting stories. Kathleen Kennedy recently gave her thoughts on the direction of the Star Wars franchise moving away from the Skywalker story line.
“Obviously, that’s what’s we’ve been spending so much time talking about, and it’s a really important transition for Star Wars. What we’ve been focused on these last five or six years is finishing that family saga around the Skywalkers.
Now is the time to start thinking about to segue into something new and different. I think it gives us a more open ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure. We’re not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We’re really going to let the story dictate that.”