Lucasfilm boss says no Rogue One sequel

The sequel released in 1977.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t get a sequel, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed.

In the latest issue of Empire Magazine (via /Film), Kennedy made it clear that regardless of how well Rogue One performs in theaters, the studio has no plans to create a direct follow-up to the upcoming adventure of Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso.

Lucasfilm chief creative officer John Knoll and director Gareth Edwards echoed her sentiment. Edwards suggested the sequel is effectively the original 1977 Star Wars, saying any followup to Rogue One “will be directed by George Lucas.”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, and is tracking to debut to more than $130 million at the domestic box office. Tickets are now on sale, and you can check out the latest TV spot right here.