A still from "The Rise of Skywalker."

SALT LAKE CITY — Is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” really the end of the “Star Wars” story?

Not exactly. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said on “The Star Wars Show” at the “Star Wars Celebration” event that “Rise of Skywalker” won’t necessarily be the end of the “Star Wars” saga.

  • “It’s a mixed feeling of emotions. We don’t look at it entirely as an end, but it is a culmination of the Skywalker story,” she said.
  • “I’m also incredibly excited about where we’re going and what the future holds and what the new saga might be.”

Kennedy told MTV News that “Star Wars” will take a break after “Rise of Skywalker” before it returns to theaters.

  • “We’re using this appropriate time as an opportunity to see where we’re going now that we’re leaving the Skywalker Saga behind,” Kennedy told MTV News. “But there’s no question that there’s certain characters that we’ve created certainly in the last three movies that we may very well wanna see down the line in the future.”

Disney CEO Bob Iger similarly said that Disney would “take a pause, some time, and rest” on “Star Wars” for now, according to

Kennedy said that it was always the plan to put an end to the Skywalker Saga when they began again with “The Force Awakens.”

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  • “We are looking at the next saga. We are not just looking at another trilogy, we're really looking at the next 10 years or more,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “This (movie) is the culmination of the Skywalker Saga; it’s by no means the culmination of Star Wars. I’m sitting down now with Dan Weiss and David Benioff ... and Rian Johnson. We’re all sitting down to talk about, where do we go next? We’ve all had conversations about what the possibilities might be, but now we’re locking it down.”