While talking about Johnson's direction with the series on 'The Star Wars Show', Kennedy said, "I think he's done an exceptional job of taking these new characters and some of the legacy characters and moving us to this next place."
Adding, "He doesn't answer all the questions, I will say that up front. But there are certain questions he does answer in a really wonderfully provocative way, and I think there'll be some surprises that people aren't expecting."
Kennedy still thinks viewers are going to be surprised by a couple of twists and turns that are coming fans' way.
She said, "We're sitting down now, we're talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories, and we're looking at, narratively, where that might go. Future stories beyond Episode IX with these new characters: Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we're also looking at working with people who are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us places we haven't been yet."