Lucasfilm Confirms New 'Star Wars' Trilogy Continues Skywalker Family 'Saga'

Head of Lucasfilm and "Star Wars" executive producer Kathleen Kennedy dropped some interesting information regarding the upcoming bunch of "Star Wars" films, separating them into two categories -- Saga and Anthology -- and explaining the explicit different between the two.

"The Saga films focus on the Skywalker family saga," Kennedy said in an interview with Costco Connection. "The stories follow a linear narrative that connects to the previous six film. 'The Force Awakens' follows 'Return Of The Jedi' and continues that generational story. The Anthology films offer opportunities to explore fresh characters, new storylines and a variety of genres inside the 'Star Wars' Universe."

Kennedy's comments seem to confirm what many have speculated -- CBR included -- that a Skywalker decedent definitely factors into the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The idea of the Skywalkers serving as a connection between the series of films also makes sense: the prequel trilogy was about Anakin, the original was about Luke and the trilogy will focus on the new generation. How and who and why remains to be seen when the film arrives in theaters December 18.

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