I'm sure you've heard by now, but there's a new Star Wars movie releasing next month. It's kind of a big deal in fanboy circles. I recently found out that something was confirmed, even though I suspected it for a while. Disney is planning to utilize Lucasfilm the same way they utilize Marvel. They're going to build a "franchise universe." The current plan is to release one Star Wars movie every single year until people stop watching them. They've already got five movies (not including The Force Awakens) at some level of development. That means we've got a Star Wars movie coming out every year from now until 2020, already in production. They've got the "Saga Episodes" that are being set up as trilogies, similar to the previous six movies, and they've also got "anthology" movies (currently referred to as "Star Wars Stories") than are one-shots and spin-offs, that take place between the Saga Episodes. The current schedule is:
- 2015: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII)
- 2016: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
- 2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII (currently untitled)
- 2018: Han Solo (currently untitled)
- 2019: Star Wars: Episode IX (currently untitled)
- 2020: Boba Fett (Currently Untitled)
That is SIX Star Wars movies in six years. So far there have only been six movies from 1977 to 2005. So I'm just curious...
Are you excited about that or are you already burned out by the idea? (Some people are already claiming they're burned out on the Marvel movies).
Food for thought.
Thanks for reading.