The Spotlight: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy lays out 10-year plan for 'Star Wars'

The Spotlight: Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy lays out 10-year plan for 'Star Wars'

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has her "Star Wars" synergy levels cranked up to 11.

From the movies to the planned Disney theme parks to games to virtual reality experiences, Kennedy is making sure "Star Wars" is inescapable.

"There's some really interesting innovation going on inside this company," Kennedy explained during an appearance on the "Star Wars Show." "We've started with The Void which is 'Secrets of the Empire.' I just went through this and it is so cool. It's a different tool in storytelling and by telling stories differently you'll experience stories differently. That's exciting. All these lines are kind of blurring. 

"It's the way we look at games like 'Battlefront.' You get to have this first-person narrative driving the game and the environments are every bit as good as a lot of things you see in movies. All of these things are merging, these platforms, in a way ... I just think ... it's not disruptive. It's exciting."   

The franchise's next chapter, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," is due to release Dec. 15 and another standalone "Star Wars Story" focused on Han Solo is coming May 25, 2018.

Kennedy says the Lucasfilm story group is already planning out the next decade.

“We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of 'Star Wars' stories, and we’re looking at narratively where that might go,” Kennedy said. “Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters. Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8. But we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet. And that’s exciting too because its a vast galaxy far, far away. The possibilities are endless.”


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