Disney boss confirms at least three Star Wars spin-offs

News Simon Brew 7 May 2014 - 06:59
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In the next ten years, we're getting at least three Star Wars spin-off movies, if all goes to plan...

With shooting set to begin in earnest on Star Wars: Episode VII shortly, the first fruits of Disney's deal to buy Lucasfilm will be on their way to the screen. But JJ Abrams' new Star Wars trilogy is but one part of the mix, as Disney had also revealed plans for a series of Star Wars spin-off films.

That's still very much the plan too, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. In his latest quarterly earnings call to investors - this is a man who seems to spend an awful lot of time on the phone - Iger revealed that "at least three" spin-off films are now planned for the next decade.

Further details? Nope, not at this stage. Last we heard on the films themselves was that Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan were working on scripts, and the guess is that individual films centred on the characters of Han Solo, Boba Fett and possibly Yoda are quite likely.

The first spin-off is expected in cinemas in 2016.

Variety.

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Oh man, by the time we reach 2020, we'll all be sick to death of Star Wars... :(

I misread that "Kim Kardashian" was working on scripts...

I'm a bit worried about all these spin-offs. You can have too much of a good thing, and as much as I like Boba Fett - does he really need a standalone movie?

Meanwhile at the Disney Milkfarm

More films like Caravan Of Courage! Yay!

Yes

Please, for the love of zombie Jesus, do not do a Hal Solo origin movie!!!

Please...no Boba Fett. I have no idea why fanboys love that character so much. He's a bounty hunter. Big deal.

How about a Jar Jar Binks spin-off? He's my most favourite character evs.

I'd like to see a spinoff or two, but preferably not movies focusing on established characters, because I feel that their stories outside of the trilogy don't really need to be told. Instead I'd be interested in seeing independent stories set in the Star Wars-universe, but without much connection to the Skywalkers and perhaps even without any Jedi. The universe is wide and varied enough so there should be room for that.

Ah Hal Solo, Han's slacker younger brother. But with failing grades, and only a week to go before graduation of the Imperial Academy, can he get his life together in time to win the big Kessel Run and the heart of his one true Wookiee love? It's the feel good movie of the year!

You could just not watch? That's how I dealt with Harry Potter, and how I deal with football on the telly

There's more to it than not watching, of course. You couldn't escape Harry Potter (or football in general), unless you went and moved to a cabin in the hills with no internet.

It's the same with Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead right now; it you have any friends at all or just use the internet, you're going to be hearing about those shows a lot.

and from Solo he becomes 9000

I can see Disney wanting to work Star Wars like Marvel Films.... A few characters have their own films and they all come together for a big film (e.g. Episode VII,VIII,IX)

Yes

We want a cautionary tale describing walrus man's frustrations with life and ultimate descent into alcoholism ending with his arm off.

Nooooooooo!!!

What's to worry about? These things always seem a one-way bet to me. If you like them in whole or in part, great. If not, what have you lost (other than the price of your ticket and a couple of hours)?

Considering his development in "Clone Wars", a movie about him could actually work.

Is it only me who's hoping we don't get Yoda, Fett and Solo as the three?

I know these characters. Isn't it enough that the whole rest of it revolves around a single family?

Clone Wars showed the viewing public a wider universe, let's go back there in these films.

Really? I successfully avoid both. They don't exist in my life. I mean, I know they exist but they have zero impact and, as such, don't bother me.

I'm not sure I see that happening here. As a formula I think it works well in a universe like the MCU but that's because it mirrors the ongoing nature and vastness of the comics' continuity. I don't see the same pattern working got Star Wars because there's no precedent in that universe for that type of storytelling.

Still better than George Lucas. Though I guess we'd get John Williams swapped for Kanye West.

I'd like to see the stormtrooper academy so we can discover why the can't shoot straight. Or maybe there isn't an academy at all, which explains it.

I'd prefer a Hand Solo. And it feels good too.

Surely Ewan "Obi-Wan" Mcgregor's idea of the lost years on Tatooine is a goer!

I'd rather see the myth of Boba intact. The more we know about him the less of a legend he is.

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