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The Rey Movie And James Mangold's Star Wars Film May Be Set In Different Time Periods, But Kathleen Kennedy Says There's A Key Link

At Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, it was revealed that the canon on the big screen will soon delve into both the future and past in regards to the franchise timeline. A film centered on Daisy Ridley's Rey will be taking audiences to a time beyond the period featured in the Sequel Trilogy, while James Mangold's developing feature will be about the origins of the Jedi. Given their distinct settings, one might not think that there would be much connective tissue between them, but that won't actually be the case, according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

The executive/producer recently spoke with GamesRadar about the blockbuster announcements that were made during the Star Wars convention in London, England this past spring, and she spoke to how there is a link between director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Rey film and the developing James Mangold movie. They may be set many, many years apart, but they are connected in a special way through their subject matter. She explained,

In the film centered on Rey, the heroine will be featured picking up the torch that was passed to her by Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker: after the fall of the First Order, she will work to train a new generation of Jedi. That story, of course, will be built on the history of the order that Rey knows about (remember that she saved the ancient Jedi texts in Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and that history begins with the tale that writer/director James Mangold will be telling in what may end up being his follow-up to Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny.