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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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Star Wars Bits: Anthony Daniels Finishes Episode VII, Forest Filming Details, Oscar Isaac and Rebels

Sep 29 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

One of the most iconic Star Wars actors has finished his work on the new film, plus a new actor has some thoughts for the old guard and more in this edition of Star Wars Bits: Details on the Star Wars Episode VII shoot in the Forest of Dean have been revealed. Anthony Daniels has finished his shooting on Star Wars Episode VII. Oscar Isaac wishes George Lucas had left the original trilogy alone. What does Ron Burgundy dres ...
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The Biggest Star Wars Plot Holes...and the Fan Theories That Explain Them

Sep 29 2014 8:28am CDT | Source: movie pilot

The Star Wars universe - especially in the original trilogy - is a pretty awesome place: one full of Jedi Knights, epic space battles and straightforwardly evil villains to oppose. And, of course, Wookiees. There's one major problem with it, though - courtesy of Mr. George Lucas, Esq:It couldn't be more full of plot holes if it tried.Fortunately, though, Star Wars also has the sort of awesomely devoted fan-base that any other franchise would kill for - and ...
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Endor, Isaac, Fincher "Star Wars" News

Sep 29 2014 1:28am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

A bunch of "Star Wars: Episode VII" updates today. First up, a report at Total Geeks suggests the upcoming film sports a woodland battle sequence featuring thousands of extras. The slightly over a week-long shoot took place in the Forest of Dean in Wales with many of the key cast shuttled to a location known as 'Puzzlewood'. Producer Kathleen Kennedy reportedly visited the set a number of times, and some of the crew was overhear ...
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2 days ago

Family and Celebrity Friends Gathering for Robin Williams Memorial

Sep 28 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: ace showbiz

Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lucas, Jeff Bridges, Ben Stiller, Jole McHale, and Stevie Wonder pay tribute to the 'Mrs. Doubtfire ...
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What Were You Doing When Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Premiered?

Sep 23 2014 2:17pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

It is 8PM on May 18th, 1999: I'm ten years old and the back of my crappily-made Jedi robe is snapping around behind me in rhythm with my hurried steps as I walk alongside my Dad. We head into The Bakery Center (now known as The Shops at Sunset Place) with our lightsabers clipped to our belts. It's time! I've never been to a midnight premiere of any movie before, and since it is a weekday, the line for Star Wars: Episode 1 -- ...
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Realism Within Motion Pictures

Sep 22 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: movie pilot

It is often overlooked now, but one of the many crazy things that George Lucas insisted on in Star Wars was that his sets have a dirty, lived-in feel to them. He didn't think that space would be any more neat than life on this planet was and he thought that imagining it to be so was simply another reason to find his movie difficult to believe in.Of course other movie-makers got what he was doing and employed the philosophy almost immediately. Grime is a regular element of all science ...
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2 weeks ago

Daniels Talks Reprising C-3PO In SW7

Sep 16 2014 6:32pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

C-3PO is back in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," and for a very brief period there was talk that actor Anthony Daniels would not be in the suit - rather he'd only provide the voice. In a new and lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels says he shot that idea down quickly. In fact he never wants the character to be represented in CG again following some rather dodgy shots of him ...
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2 weeks ago

Watch How They Destroyed a Death Star and Let Indiana Jones Cheat Death in a Special-Effects Documentary from 1984

Sep 16 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: yahoo

A NOVA special offers a fascinating look at state-of-the-art special effec ...
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2 weeks ago

9 Star Wars Characters Should Get Stand Alone Movies

Sep 16 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

We all know all too well that in between Star Wars: Episode VII, Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX fans will get stand alone movies that focus on a single character from the universe that George Lucas created all those decades ago. But, who should it be? There will be two movies, one directed by Gareth Edwards and one helmed by Josh Trank. What we don’t know is whether they will be self contained adventures, origin stories or a combination of the two. Mig ...
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2 weeks ago

Watch 'Star Wars' Get Really Awkward Without John Williams' Score

Sep 12 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: yahoo

Just how essential is master composer John Williams’ score to the Star Wars movies? George Lucas apparently directed his actors to “Just imagine there’s a triumphant orchestration playing over this scene,” as evidenced by an amusing new video from The Auralnauts that strips the music out of the feel-good “Throne Room” finale scene fromStar Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Things get awkward in a hurry, with deafening silence accompanying Luke, Han and Chewbacca’s stroll t ...
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