17.1.14

Kathleen Kennedy On Upcoming "Star Wars" Movies

With yesterday's blog-feature of the visit by George Lucas and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to Singapore, to grace the launch of the Sandcrawler Building, Singapore witnessed the glamor of Hollywood and the presence of legendary creator of "Star Wars"!

An irresistible line of questioning would no doubt revolve around the upcoming Star Wars movies, and thanks to the reporting of The Straits Time's John Lui, we have a transcript to share of what Ms Kennedy mentions of the highly anticipated sci-fi flicks!


First, a context from John Lui; "It has been reported that here will be a new Star Wars film every year, starting from next year, with the seventh film being the first of a trilogy. Origin stories will dominate the slate.

These will sit alongside a series of standalone, spinoff movies, focused on individual characters. Names mentioned in previous reports for possible spin-offs include Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett.

Asked if she was concerned about the possibility of the spin-offs distorting the story threads laid down in the original saga, she says the universe ceased by series creator George Lucas was large enough to contain "endless opportunities" for new content:"
"George was so clear as to how that works. The canon that he created was the Star Wars saga. Right now, episode seven falls within that canon. The spin-off movies, or we may come up with some other way to call those films, they exist within that vast universe that he created," she says.

"There is no attempt being made to carry characters (from the standalone films) in and out of the saga episodes. Consequently, from the creative standpoint, it's a roadmap that George made pretty clear," she adds.
The above is a transcript from the LIFE! Section of The Straits Times, as reported by Film Correspondent John Lui. Attached photograph by Kevin Lim.

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