Lucasfilm Will Not Abandon the Sequel Trilogy Characters After The Rise of Skywalker

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey and John Boyega is Finn in STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

In a little bit of news that will make a lot of Star Wars fans happy, and others angrily scream into their webcams; the release of The Rise of Skywalker next week doesn’t look like it’ll be the last we’ll see of Rey, Finn, and Poe.

The Los Angeles Times did a feature on Kathleen Kennedy and the future of Star Wars following the end of the Skywalker Saga in five days, and there’s a real interesting bit of news in it:

Kennedy said she plans to make key decisions about the direction of the franchise in the coming weeks. But some things she already knows. While the “Skywalker” saga is ending, the company won’t abandon the characters created in the most recent trilogy. Additionally, she said, the plan is to move beyond trilogies, which can be restricting. 

The article also mention the “break” Star Wars is taking after The Rise of Skywalker, which countless sites are spinning into sensationalist clickbait about the death of Star Wars, and they point out while Disney was doing a Star Wars movie every year; George traditionally did them every three years. With the next movie due in 2022, that’s the exact wait everyone had to put up with between the movies of the Original Trilogy and the Prequels.