Entertainment Weekly has posted an article today that includes several comments made by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and head of story development Kiri Hart on the future of the Star Wars franchise beyond the release of Episode IX. Will Lucasfilm continue to release trilogies of films in the episodic timeline? Or will they switch gears and focus more on developing additional standalone films that can exist on their own? How about a combination of both?
Of interesting note in the EW article is the mention of a possible Boba Fett standalone film, which we first heard rumors about a few years ago.
After the release of the new film, the Star Wars braintrust will map out the further reaches of the galaxy. Among the titles that have been considered is a Boba Fett/bounty hunter movie that director Josh Trank was hired to make before he dropped out following the troubled production of his Fantastic Four reboot. It came so close to being officially announced, Lucasfilm even prepped a teaser reel to show at Star Wars Celebration in spring of 2015, sources tell EW. At the last minute, the split with Trank backburnered the project.