Updated 06:09 AM EDT, Sat, Oct 23, 2021

'Star Wars' The Expanded Universe: Upcoming Solo/Spinoff Flicks Are Not All Prequels Says Lucasfilm Boss Kathleen Kennedy

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Spin-offs and standalone films in the "Star Wars" franchise will not all be prequels and sci-fi-themed movies, according to Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy.

In an interview with Slash Film, Kennedy revealed the theme of Lucasfilm and Disney's "Star Wars" movie lineup, saying that "the stories can fall pretty much anywhere on the timeline."

This, says the outlet, may as well follow the former theme of the intergalactic saga orchestrated by the father of the "Star Wars" movies, George Lucas.

Kennedy further clarified that while they do want the Star Wars Expanded Universe to be as connected as they can be, considering the idea was created with having the flicks occur in the same universe.

Kennedy's statement did not just cover the films, as it also included related entertainment media like animated TV shows, Disney XD's "Rogue One," books, and even theme park attractions.

Aside from that, she mentioned that the upcoming movies in the SWEU "can be a wide variety of genres inside the Star Wars universe."

This may be due to the different personalities of the filmmakers recruited to helm each and every movie, and the fact that the Star Wars Universe has a very different idea of "standalone" movies than Marvel.

"Star Wars, you know, is a place, it's a universe, so those stories are constructed a little differently than Marvel...They are really being designed as standalone movies which is fantastic for the filmmakers we bring in, and the actors we hire, because it's a different sensibility," she said.

This may lead to the assumption that the upcoming 2016 flick, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," as well as the 2018 Han Solo-centric flick, can be understood even by those who were not able to follow the entire Star Wars saga from the very beginning.

According to Screen Rant, "Rogue One" follows the story of how the Rebel Alliance was able to steal blueprints of the original Death Star. It will hit the theaters on December 16, 2016.

Meanwhile, the Han Solo film, set for theatrical release on May 25, 2018, is said to focus more on the smuggler's previous life before he met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as depicted in the first "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."

Other main "Star Wars" movies include the yet-to-be-titled "Episode VIII" and "Episode IX," which are set to premiere in theaters on May 26, 2017 and in 2019, respectively, while "The Force Awakens" will start screening in the U.S. this coming December 18.

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