Star Wars, since its inception, has had an affinity with trios and more commonly trilogies. Recently while listening to some audiobooks at work (how lucky am I?) I realized just how many trilogies of Star Wars material appear together and are able to be put together. Obviously there are the original trilogy, prequel trilogy, and now the sequel trilogy of films, but there are plenty of other trilogies that can be put together to create their own story arcs. I’ll go through some of the ones that are more commonly known of while exploring a few I put together on my own.
Breaking News from StarWars.com!
J.J. Abrams, who launched a new era of Star Wars with The Force Awakens in 2015, is returning to complete the sequel trilogy as writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio. Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.
“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
For all of George Lucas’ flip-floppery on whether there would ever be a sequel trilogy, the form of the story demands that a third installment be created. It asks for it, it begs for it, and it demands it. The Skywalker story is not complete. From one point of view, we have Anakin’s rise, fall and redemption. But we are missing the story of his legacy. Every one of us will leave a legacy – a story that can only be told after our death. So, from my point of view, we have Anakin’s life, his redemption and – and then, nothing. The Skywalker baton was passed on to his son, but what he did with that legacy is a story as yet untold. Life, redemption, legacy. A trilogy that can be reflective of every life. Read more