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Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Feb 6 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies. The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon...

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Stand-alone Star Wars films confirmed

Feb 6 2013, 2:14am CST | by

Disney are planning some stand-alone 'Star Wars' movies.

The studio are currently working on the seventh, eighth and ninth installments of the popular sci-fi series, but have revealed writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are also working on additional films that won't interfere with the on-going storyline.

Disney chief Bob Iger told CNBC: ''We plan to make 'Star Wars' 7, 8 and 9 over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015.

''But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time, too.''

Last year, Disney splashed out $4 billion to but George Lucas' Lucasfilm and Bob admitted the price tag was based on the value of the main three movies and resulting product sales, not the potential money to be made from spin-offs.

He said: ''When we were exploring very seriously with George [the acquisition of Lucasfilm], the idea of producing a few standalone films that were not part of the overall saga came up. Those possibilities are becoming more real.''

'Star Wars Episode VII' is scheduled for release in 2015 and Disney are prioritising the film above all else.

Bob added: ''The priority of Disney and Lucasfilm is to create a great film for 2015 and do everything we can across our businesses to help the success of that film.''

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3 weeks ago

Watch: ESPN is Going Full 'Star Wars' for Halloween Special

Oct 30 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Star Wars and the phrase “holiday special” don’t have the best history (as you can see here…), but that isn’t stopping ESPN2’s SportsNation from paying homage to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away tonight with their Star Wars Halloween Special. If you’re wondering what ESPN2 and Star Wars have in common, I’ve got no answer -- aside from the fact that Disney owns ESPN – but if we get an opportunity to see Darth Vad ...
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4 weeks ago

Every Star Wars Original Trilogy Death in Under 3 Minutes: Watch Now!

Oct 24 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The original trilogy of George Lucas’ Star Wars clocks in at just under seven hours. But, Digg has boiled down all those deaths in just under three minutes in a fabulous new video. Every Star Wars Death in Three Minutes People make a big deal about how many people die in a Transformers movie, for example, or even what you see when you watch Pulp Fiction online. But, look at the final death count for Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and we’re in a whole di ...
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4 weeks ago

Star Wars Bits: See The ‘Episode VII’ Crew Hat; Christina Chong, George Lucas and ‘Rebels’ Featurettes

Oct 21 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Two of the actresses in Star Wars Episode VII are in the news, as is Star Wars Rebels, George Lucas and more. Read about all this in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Lupita Nyong’o posted an image of herself in the Star Wars Episode VII crew hat. Actress Christina Chong has finished filming Star Wars Episode VII. Watch two featurettes about Star Wars Rebels featuring new footage and making of information. Alex Ross reveals a variant cover of ...
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5 weeks ago

VIDEO: Brad Bird Explains Why He Turned Down ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Oct 14 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: slash film

Brad Bird had a big decision, one many film fans would love to have to make. In a new interview, the director of Tomorrowland once again talked about being approached to direct Star Wars Episode VII and strongly considering the job, but being so deep into pre-production on Tomorrowland he had to turn the Star Wars gig down. However, Bird strongly considered making Tomorrowland then jumping right into a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Watch Bird talk about turning down Star Wars Episode VII below. V ...
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6 weeks ago

'Star Wars' With a Dash of 'Spiderwick': Inside Tony DiTerlizzi and Ralph McQuarrie's Beautiful New Book

Oct 10 2014 5:08pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Like millions of others in this galaxy, Tony DiTerlizzi grew up enamored with the Star Wars universe. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t inspired by Star Wars,” the bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles tells Yahoo Movies. “Since I first watched A New Hope back in 1977, the original Star Wars trilogy imprinted on my creative mind.” DiTerlizzi’s creative mind melds with the beloved brainchild of George Lucas in the new picture book, Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalke ...
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Simon Kinberg Talks X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Blu-ray, the Response to Quicksilver, APOCALYPSE, and George Lucas’ Reaction to STAR WARS: REBELS

Oct 5 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Collider

Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14th is X-Men: Days of Future Past.  The film was a massive success at the box office, becoming the highest grossing X-Men entry thus far by a wide margin.  Indeed, the production itself was so big that an entire subplot featuring the character of Rogue was removed, with an extended cut of the film—dubbed the “Rogue Cut”—set to be released on home video next summer.  In promot ...
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7 weeks ago

Star Wars Toy Documentary ‘Plastic Galaxy’ Now Streaming

Oct 3 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

One of the best/worst things about being a Star Wars fan is the merchandise. There’s just so much of it. You can try and avoid it, tell yourself you aren’t going to buy it, but eventually someone is going to make that exact piece you’ve always dreamed about and you have to have it. That’s because, in one of the most famous business deals ever, George Lucas turned down a significant chunk of his salary on the original film in exchange for rights to any Star Wars sequels and merchandising. Befo ...
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7 weeks ago

'Indiana Jones 5' Is Happening, Secures Cinematographer

Oct 2 2014 1:13am CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Steven Spielberg's frequent collaborator Janusz Kaminski is confirmed to be working on the fifth 'Indian ...
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7 weeks ago

Star Wars 7: Oscar Isaac Talks About Secrecy, Characters And More

Sep 30 2014 3:14pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

HP: Okay, here’s a nostalgia-based question that you’ll be allowed to answer: How do you feel about the “updates” George Lucas has made to the films?Oscar Isaac: Well, it’s a funny thing. I mean there’s two things. As an artist, like, he made the shit, so why can’t he do whatever the heck he wants with it. There’s a part of me that appreciates that he doesn’t really care if people are upset about it. He decided to share it with all of it and he wants to go back and do stuff, whatever. B ...
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