The Direct reports on comments from Kathleen Kennedy made to The Wrap.
“Oh yeah. It’s an ever-evolving process. You know, when I personally came into this, George had already been having conversations with his previous actors, Carrie (Fisher) and Harrison (Ford) and Mark (Hamill) — there was a saga that the fans loved and he never finished. He always talked about doing nine movies and he was ready to complete that. And so our focus had been from the beginning on finishing that saga.”
Yes Kathy. Perhaps you’ve heard of the treatments for the Sequel Trilogy that George wrote that you and Abrams carelessly tossed out.
“And now we’re stepping back. Stories have been told within this universe over the last 40-odd years, and there’s now the realization that this is a mythology that actually spans about 25,000 years, when you really start to look at all the different stories that have been told, whether it’s in books and games. We just need the time to step back and really absorb what George has created, and then start to think about where things might go.
That’s what we’ve been doing, and we’ve been having a great deal of fun doing it, and meeting with lots of different filmmakers and talent. There’s so many fans out there and so many filmmakers that have been influenced by “Star Wars” for so long that it’s a fantastic opportunity to get a sense of who wants to be a part of this. So that’s what we’ve been doing.”
So after over four decades of dialogue with the works of Joseph Campbell, only now there’s a realization that this is a mythology?
And now she’s starting to look at books? Behold, as Kathy previously insisted at least twice that there were no books:
The Direct continues:
Kennedy admitted that she was actually watching Captain Marvel 2 director Nia Dacosta before being hired for the sequel, citing the fact that she is “enormously talented.”
“It’s absolutely a priority. It’s been very exciting to see the talent that’s come in. And we’re now developing the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series with Deborah Chow, and she’s just been doing a phenomenal job. I was actually sad because I love Nia DaCosta, who was just announced to do “Captain Marvel” (the sequel). She’s another director I’ve been watching, and I think she’s enormously talented.
So don’t be surprised if Nia Dacosta drags Brie Larson along with her.
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