Rogue One Sequels?

Rogue One Sequels?

Star Wars: Rogue One, it’s almost here and represents the first in a series of Star Wars films that will sit independently of the traditional, episodic instalments. The next standalone film in the works is a young Han Solo film, and it’s also rumoured that we might see an  Obiwan film, somewhere down the line.

But how do these standalone films sit in terms of turning into franchises of their own? Could we also see a Rogue Two and a Rogue Three film? Well, it doesn’t look like it. Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy recently made the announcement the irrespective of how well this film performs at the box office, there will be no sequel, none.

This might be a hint that things don’t end so well for our cast of characters, or that the film follows closely into the opening of Episode IV, leaving no room for a sequel. Or it could simply be that it’s Lucasfilm’s intent that no sequel be made to these standalones – but in the case of a Han Solo film, that’s difficult to imagine.

All will be revealed soon I’m sure, two days to go!

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.

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