Star Wars Fatigue: Lucasfilm Admits Releasing Two Movies a Year Doesn’t Work

Alden Ehrenreich in "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Photo by J Olley/Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9704407g)

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that releasing two Star Wars movies a year is a mistake.

Since the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the term “Star Wars Fatigue” has been thrown around. The feature was proportionately the lowest-grossing and lowest rated of the franchise and critics and fans began speculating why the movie missed the mark. One of the reasons people suggested was that people are growing tired of new movies being released back to back. It takes away from the excitement.

Now, in an interview with Empire, Kennedy has revealed that releasing two movies a year just isn’t going to work.

“We don’t have a crystal ball,” she explained. “We tried to look at Solo and see if we could do two movies a year and we found, ‘Hmm that’s not going to work’, so we backed off a little.”

She also shared that they have lots of ideas in the works and “lots of different stories”. For now, though, the new features will be spread out.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released on December 18.