Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy explains how Star Wars will balance movies and TV series in the future


For a long time, the main way to explore the star wars The franchise used to be in a cinematic setting, but over the past decade and a half the small screen has become much more important to this franchise. Whereas Star Wars: The Clone Wars and star wars rebels were certainly an integral part of the expansion of this tradition, starting with The Mandaloriannow there is a lot of live action star wars TV shows here or on the way accessible with a Disney+ subscription. But star wars Movies aren’t left out, then, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told CinemaBlend how this franchise will balance movies and TV shows going forward.

Our own Law Sharma spoke with Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars Celebration, and in addition to getting an update from her on what’s going on with the Lando Calrissian series, he also asked what the balance looks like focusing on both star wars movies and TV shows. After saying it was interesting, he would ask that question because she’s “in the middle of it right now,” Kennedy replied:

… The balance is that we’re just looking for quality. It’s the most important thing for us, and it’s fascinating with television now that we have a lot of people who were just doing movies [are now] very interested in television, and vice versa. So we have talent on all levels when we talk about these stories. And I think identifying what’s happening on a movie screen is so important these days because you need that sense of spectacle and scale and size. Where on TV you can explore characters in a lot more depth and really get into the backstory and that kind of stuff. So that’s a very nice compliment.

As Kathleen Kennedy said, the television landscape is certainly compared today to what it was just 10 years ago. Many people you normally associate with working on movies have lent their talents to high-profile TV shows, like Matthew McConaughey in real detective Season 1, or David Fincher at the controls of the episodes of spirit hunter. On the star wars On the other hand, filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez, Peyton Reed and Taika Waititi have directed episodes of The Mandalorian and or Boba Fett’s Bookand frankly, what these live-action star wars the shows were able to unfold with action, visual effects, etc., make it look like they would have looked just as good in a star wars film.

At the same time, Kathleen Kennedy is aware that spectacle, scale and size are what entice people to see a blockbuster movie in theaters. Shows like The Mandalorian certainly not lacking in action, but they are arguably more focused on introspection and characterization. Disney+ is a good platform to tell these kinds of stories, whereas with something like Patty Jenkins’ upcoming release Thieves Squadron, watching X-Wings fly and shoot down TIE Fighters is the kind of thing that’s practically tailor-made for big-screen presentation. That’s not to say the movies are going to throw out character building, but Kennedy and the rest of Lucasfilm’s creative minds behind it. star wars want to tell stories that people won’t hesitate to pay the price of a movie ticket to discover.

In the star wars television field, Obi Wan Kenobi was finally created, and after it was done, Andor (which released its first trailer) will premiere its first two episodes on August 31. On the film side, although Taika Waititi star wars the film does not have a release date yet, it should be the next episode in this corner of the star wars franchise, while Thieves Squadron as “set aside for the moment”. Keep visiting CinemaBlend for all the latest and greatest star wars new.

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