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Lucasfilm putting Star Wars movies 'on hiatus' after 'Rise of Skywalker'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has decided to put movies on hiatus after the release of Episode IX, "Rise of Skywalker", to focus on their shows for parent company Disney's upcoming streaming service.

The studio is launching their own streaming platform this year in November and president said the team will now work towards creating a wider narrative strategy.

"We're going to take a hiatus for a couple of years. And we' re taking the time to really look at where this is going from the standpoint of a saga," Kennedy told

"We're not just looking at what the next three movies might be, or talking about this in terms of a trilogy. We're looking at: What is the next decade of storytelling?" she added.

For Disney+, is creating a series titled "The Mandalorian" from Iron Man filmmaker Jon Favreau, and a new show focused on Diego Luna's Cassian Andor from "Rogue On".

But not all projects are being cancelled. A new series of from "The Last Jedi" are still in work, so are the from "Game of Thrones" showrunners and D B Weiss.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 11:10 IST