Published Mar 23, 2017Disney has had an enormous amount of success with their relaunched Star Wars films, so it only makes sense that they'd keep the series going once the current trilogy concludes. In a new statement, that's exactly what CEO Bob Iger says they plan to do.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iger said that they're starting to plan their next steps after the current "Skywalker Saga" trilogy comes to an end. "We're starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX," he said. "About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories."
Iger also cleared up any rumours that they were planning to include a digitized Carrie Fisher in Episode IX. "When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episode VII, Episode VIII and Episode IX," he said. "We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII.
"In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres on December 15. The film was directed by Rian Johnson.