Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Disney will release a new 'Star Wars' movie every year starting in 2015



From EW, Confirming a strategy of aggressive franchise expansion, Disney announced today at CinemaCon that they are planning to release a new Star Wars movie every year, starting with the J.J. Abrams-powered Episode VII in summer 2015. The plan is to release a standalone spinoff the following year — probably one of the projects focusing on Boba Fett or Young Han Solo — and alternate between numerals and spinoffs from there.
Assuming the films are successful, this means the total number of Star Wars films will nearly double by summer 2019. Presumably, Disney is hoping that each of the spinoffs will form their own franchises, much like X-Men and The Avengers.
There’s still no word on who might be working on the non-trilogy spinoffs, which means there’s still hope for the rumored Zack Snyder-Seven Space Samurai spinoff, not to mention the Terrence Malick spinoff about Hutts copulating in a rainforest, which is a rumor I just started.

4 comments:

Octopunk said...

My goodness! That's a lot of Star Wars. At least we know it will share the same dignified niche as the annual Saw movies.

Trevor said...

OUCH! Comparing Star Wars to the Saw movies. wow.

While I'm sure this will make Disney even wealthier than it could have dreamt, it sounds similar to the clone wars movie or the ewoks tv show or the droids cartoon. Random, cheesy side stories that don't really add to the heart of the story. I'll gladly pay to see episodes 7,8,9, but I kind of think that a yoda movie or a young han-solo movie might have to wait for dvd.

JPX said...

I agree Trevor although the nerd in me will probably see them all in theater...

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I'll be first in line to any Star Wars related movie even if it's "Save the Last Dance For Oola".