-12

I just saw The Force Awakens, and it ended on a cliffhanger (literally, on a cliff).

But seriously will there be another one?

  • 9
    I'm just curious, is there any particular reason you have to suspect there won't be more? – KutuluMike Dec 21 '15 at 4:37
  • 2
    I think this is a fairly strange question to ask, the answer seems so obvious, it's quite a facile question, and it's not brilliantly worded. (Read: This isn't quite how we like to do things here). But, seriously, I think 8 downvotes on a new user's question is pretty harsh, to be honest. And, I mean, it's not off-topic, it seems like a legitimate question, if not a very inspiring one, and there's nothing here that seems to be hideously against the rules. So, I mean, OP: I hope you won't take that to heart too much and will stick around and just try to improve your posts a little – Au101 Dec 21 '15 at 6:14
  • 12
    @Au101: Hover your mouse over the "downvote" icon, and you'll discover why people are using it. – Lightness Races in Orbit Dec 21 '15 at 19:28
  • Can we please close this question and stop the bleeding? – iMerchant Apr 25 '17 at 23:18
18

Yes. Oh god yes. We will drown in oceans of Star Wars sequels.

In the short term, Disney has plans to make a complete new trilogy:

By all accounts, these films will continue the ongoing stories of Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren.

There are also longer-term plans for a trilogy of Anthology films, set in the Star Wars universe but not part of the ongoing story of the new trilogy:

  • Rogue One, released in December 2016, tells the story of the theft of the Death Star plans
  • The second Anthology film is an origin story for Han Solo, currently in pre-production, and is set for a May 2018 release
  • The third film has had few details released, but is set for a 2020 release; I've heard rumours that it will center on Boba Fett, but nothing has been confirmed

After this, preliminary talks at Disney could see a further fifteen years worth of Star Wars.

If this seems excessive, recall that, at time of writing, The Force Awakens is the highest-grossing domestic film of all time1, leading Avatar by $155 million, and the third-highest-grossing film worldwide, trailing Titanic by a paltry $120 million and Avatar by $720 million.

Unless and until the movies bomb spectacularly2, Disney's investors would revolt if they didn't keep churning out Star Wars movies


1 That's not adjusted for inflation; if you adjust, then Gone With the Wind still wins handily, with The Force Awakens trailing in 11th place, which is still indescribably impressive

2 Which seems unlikely, at least in the short-term; The Phantom Menace is the 7th highest-domestic-grossing film of all time ($474 million unadjusted), while Revenge of the Sith is 25th ($380 million). The lowest of the franchise is actually Empire Strikes Back, at 66th ($290 million). Even when they're crap, Star Wars makes bank

  • Out of curiosity, will the anthology really be "not part of the trilogy continuity"? Or did you mean that they will tell side stories of less important characters? – Andres F. Dec 22 '15 at 0:12
  • 1
    @AndresF. What I meant is that they're not part of the story of the new trilogy; I must have been a bit tired when I wrote that before. They're mostly telling backstories; Rogue One is about the mission to steal the Death Star plans, I believe, and one of the others is about Han Solo; I'm pretty sure the third is about Boba Fett, but that may have just been a rumour I read somewhere – Jason Baker Dec 22 '15 at 0:14
  • Thanks for the clarification! That part confused me :P – Andres F. Dec 22 '15 at 0:16
3

Short answer: yes, there will be at least one sequel trilogy (episode 7,8,9) as well as non-trilogy related films that focus on other events and characters outside the main story ('Rogue One' is currently in production and details events prior to Episode 4)

The trilogy is comprised of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan for a release on December 18, 2015; Star Wars: Episode VIII, written and directed by Rian Johnson; and Star Wars: Episode IX, which Johnson is writing a story treatment for.

More details are here if of interest:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sequel_trilogy

1

The official title for Star Wars Episode VIII is The Last Jedi

enter image description here

-1

According to this article, yes, and it is already in production:

in late October, just as the world was starting to wonder about the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker, the guy who plays him was sitting at a table in his tree-lined Malibu yard, wearing Batman-themed Converse sneakers. Hamill was just starting to regrow his Jedi beard for the follow-up, Episode VIII — which would soon need him on set.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.