Following the final chapter of the storied Skywalker Saga, which includes every live-action film in the Star Wars canon, fans are eager to see where the franchise goes next. However, given how divisive the masses have been since The Rise of Skywalker, many are hoping for stories separate from the dominant narrative of the last 40 years. As first reported by Making Star Wars, these individuals might get their wish.
Per the initial report, LucasFilm is developing a brand new series of Star Wars films. However, the new series will be set about 400 years before the events of the Skywalker Saga. This time-period will reportedly be dubbed The High Republic era.
Given that centuries will be placed between the High Republic era and the events of The Phantom Menace, the first film in chronological order, it would be impossible to pin down who or what the new films would focus on. The report also notes that the new series will not be one solid trilogy. Instead, it would follow the MCU’s narrative model and be a large number of films set in the same era and feature interconnected tissue.
It has never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. The first season of The Mandalorian wrapped up a few weeks ago. Additionally, the 7th season of The Clone Wars will debut on Disney+ this year. It is also common knowledge that a bevy of live-action shows are in development as well. LucasFilm is heading down a rather ambitious path over the next few years.
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The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters now. It stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd, Kelly Marie Tran, Naomi Ackie, Keri Russell, and Mark Hamill.