I'm not necessarily asking "will there be" (since it will probably happen at some point), but rather I'm asking "should it happen?" I'm going to put my opinions in spoiler tags just because they're kind of long. Short version: I don't want more numbered movies after Episode 9, I feel like more interesting things can be done with spinoffs and that getting more than nine numbered movies would be too overwhelming and cheapen the brand. Spoiler I'm sure a lot of you know by now that I'm not a big fan of the direction that the current sequel trilogy is going, but regardless of how it turns out, I'd personally prefer the saga to stop after Episode 9. This may seem weird since the sequel trilogy would be the last taste in my mouth, but I'd still prefer that be what happens. Why? For one thing, getting another trilogy doesn't necessarily mean it will appeal to me any more than this trilogy. If it's made by the same crew, it will likely be about the same, and I'd just prefer not sit through another 4 to 6 years of that. But aside from my personal taste in the direction of this series (since there are a lot of people who are fine with it), there are other reasons that I'd prefer the saga end after Episode 9: #1. Lucas' original vision was for three series' of three movies each. I know Lucas isn't in charge of the franchise anymore, but I still feel like they should respect his vision to some degree. #2. Endless movies mean that we'll never really get closure to the Skywalker saga. It's fine for some series too continue indefinitely, but they've already prolonged it with this trilogy (might I add after ROTJ's near-perfect ending), how many times can they "end" the series before people get tired of seeing resolutions that aren't really resolutions, and knowing there will never really be a real resolution to everything? #3. Recycled ideas. Even ignoring the fact that the Star Wars franchise tends to 'rhyme' ideas and imagery between trilogies, stories of this type require a certain formula to operate, and there's really only so much you can do after a while. New galactic overloard, new weapon, new hero, etc. It will be similar to the 'formulaic' complaints that some people make about Marvel movies, but dialed up even higher. Unless they're willing to really play around with the formatting and dabble in different and unconventional storytelling techniques, they won't be able to continue forever and keep each movie new and fresh. #4. There's a lot more to explore in spinoffs (which I think they should continue). Instead of being limited to similar formulas, tones, and themes with another Skywalker trilogy, they could create all new characters and jump around to any time period they want, even as-yet unseen time periods. If new characters in spinoffs end up being popular with fans, they could even give these new characters their own trilogies (just not numbered the same way as the Skywalker saga). #5. Finally, if we get too many numbered movies, it might cheapen the name of the saga and/or confuse people. I tend to avoid movie series' that have too many films, because it's kind of overwhelming, and half the time I never even know where to start. Star Wars has the benefit of being numbered so knowing where to start shouldn't be too much of a problem, but then you get into the debate of which order to view them in. Will as many people want to get into the saga in the future if there are 24 Star Wars films to catch up on, and everyone's giving them a very specific viewing order that they have to memorize? Also, doesn't "Star Wars: Episode 24" sort of have a comical sound to it, almost like a parody? I'm not sure I really want to get up to that point. This is just my opinion, I can certainly see the other side of the argument for wanting more. What do you all think?