LucasFilm is already preparing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to be amazing because the prequels were obviously even better than the original trilogy! Umm seeing all the crucial characters of the originals as basic boring little kids? Hell yeah.
So yeah, they’re basically fast tracking to the next episode of the series, Star Wars Episode VIII. First up, gotta find your villain (probably Darth Something-or-Other); which in this case, Benicio del Toro has been offered the role.