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Kathleen Kennedy opens up about plans for next decade of Star Wars
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Kathleen Kennedy opens up about plans for next decade of Star Wars

Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy has opened up about the plans for the next 10 years for the franchise. 

Speaking on the Star Wars YouTube channel, Kennedy spoke about the early plans for the future and the life of new characters like Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe. 

She said: "We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet, and that’s exciting too because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away. The possibilities are endless."

The next Star Wars adventure will be The Last Jedi, which sees sees Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Ridley, John Boyega, Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis and the late Carrie Fisher return for the new movie, while Dern, Benicio del Toro and Kelly Marie Tran join the cast. 

Looper director Rian Johnson writes and directs this new movie. 

The film is the follow-up to the hugely successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens and picks up directly after that movie with Rey having finally completed the search for Luke Skywalker and continuing her adventures with Finn and Poe, Dern plays Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, an officer in the Resistance. 

The movie was due to hit cinemas on December 15th this year, but will now come a day earlier on December 14th, a day ahead of the US release. 

You can check out The Force Awakens and the complete Star Wars back catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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