Report: A New STAR WARS Movie EVERY Year
by Albert Ching, Newsarama Staff Writer
Date: 17 April 2013 Time: 03:04 PM ET
Multiple online sources are reporting that Disney and Lucasfilm announced Wednesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that there will soon be one new Star Wars movie ever summer, starting with the previously announced Episode VII in 2015.Outlets reporting include IGN, who state that Episode VII "will be followed every summer after with another new Star Wars movie, alternating between the standalone films we've heard about and the new trilogy that begins with Episode VII." Since Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm became official last fall, it's been clear that a lot of new Star Wars material was in the works. In the November 23, 2012 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Disney was looking for the company to produce "two or three films a year."
Episode VII, the first installment of a new trilogy, was made official at the same time as the Oct. 30, 2012 news of the acquisition, and 's J.J. Abrams was announced as director in January of this year. In February, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that Disney was "working on a few standalone films" outside of the new trilogy and to be released within the same time frame, and that Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were involved. More from Newsarama:
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