Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Disney CAO Confirms Star Wars Spin-Offs
Disney CAO Bob Iger has confirmed recent reports that there will be a series of ''standalone'' Star Wars films produced by the company in addition to their impending sequel trilogy. The first of the series is likely to focus on jedi master Yoda.
Speculation has been rising recently about the possibility of spin-offs from the classic sci-fi series, and Iger confirmed the reports, stating: ''I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few stand-alone films... We still plan to make Star Wars 7, 8, 9 roughly over a six-year period of time starting in 2015 but there are going to be a few other films released in that period too."
Iger went on to reveal that Lawrence Kashdan, known previously to Star Wars fans for his writing on Episodes V and VI, will be involved with the projects, as well as Simon Kinberg (X-Men). He stated that both writers would be ''working on sequels that are not part of the overall saga.''
Who else deserves a spin-off? Landa Calrissian and bounty hunter Boba Fett are names that have been throw around for years by fans of the series due to their rich backstories, and surely some sort of Han Solo prequel would be a welcome prospect. Dare I even suggest a Darth Maul? Once we don't get a Jar Jar Binks movie, I'll be happy.