At Star Wars Celebration, Kathleen Kennedy was interviewed Josh Horowitz and she revealed that the announcement of the next spinoff movie could be this Summer. We recently told you about what SWNN had found out about the possible upcoming spinoffs so considering this, if there is an announcement this Summer, it could be about the Obi-Wan movie or the Bounty Hunters one.
With Lucasfilm, they never announce a project until it’s completely sure and well defined. It’s good that they take their time to announce it, it proves they don’t rush things and actually care about what they are working on.
Here’s what Kennedy said about the possible announcement:
“I think we’re getting close. My hope would be sometime around the summer. I never want to predict the creative process because it is its own thing, so we’re in the midst of those discussions right now.”
And Fandango asked Kennedy about saga movies past Episode IX. For that kind of announcement we will have to wait next year probably:
“I certainly foresee movies past nine. Whether or not we carry on the Skywalker saga… you know, George always intended nine movies, and whether we continue that or not is something we’re talking about right now. If the story warrants it, we’ll absolutely do it. If it actually inspires new ideas, then we’ll probably head in that direction. We just don’t know yet. I wouldn’t say this year, but certainly by next year.”