"James Bond" (?!?) is the new role model for the "Star Wars" future: That's why it's good news

  • Published: 2023/05/04 19:20

    Author: Daniel Fabian


Don't worry, 007 won't be traveling through the galaxy far, far away anytime soon - although a little space detour is nothing new for James Bond. But when Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy talks about the fact that the agent saga is inspiration for the future of "Star Wars", there is no question of orienting the content to the adventures of the man with the license to kill. It's about the intervals at which you want to bring new films to the cinemas. After all, “Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens” (2015), “Star Wars 8: The Last Jedi” (2017) and “Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker” (2019) were released every two years – and With such XXL blockbusters, this usually means that there is hardly any time between the post-production of the last film and the shooting of the new part, and that work is carried out practically continuously in order to adhere to a strict schedule. But while the "Star Wars" universe is currently being expanded with new series on a very regular basis, the last movie was almost four years ago. And the next one is not just about to start... ... and that is definitely what is desired, as Kathleen Kennedy now revealed to Empire. You don't want to be under pressure to release about one film a year. Instead, every model is now a role model that Barbara Broccoli and Co. have been pursuing for some time with the "James Bond" saga. They want to make real events out of "Star Wars" films. The currently planned projects, which are already being worked on at full speed, should only appear when the time is right for them to be implemented as the makers intended. "It's best to tell the truth," said Kennedy, who revealed in the same breath, "It's probably not going to be in theaters until 2025." Kennedy joins a bit with Marvel mastermind Kevin Feige, who commented a few months ago on "Marvel oversaturation", which has already caused signs of fatigue among many MCU fans from the very beginning - and promised improvement in terms of quality instead of quantity . And as a film fan you can only welcome that. It's better to have a good film every five years than disappointments every year. Indiana Jones 5 creator James Mangold is currently working on a Star Wars film set 25,000 years before the Star Wars trilogies, going further back in time than any previous film in the series. In it we will probably meet the first Jedi and see how they learned to use the Force. Many fans of the franchise should be particularly excited about the "Star Wars" film by Dave Filoni. Eventually, the mind behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, who also works on live-action formats like The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, will sort of bring the Mandoverse to the big screen. And then we can also expect the "Star Wars 10", set 15 years after "The Rise of Skywalker", in which Daisy Ridley is supposed to return as Rey and build a new Jedi order. But when will all these films be released? Exactly that is still in the stars. And maybe that's a good thing...