Disney Will Release New Star Wars Films Every Year, Starting In 2015

While absolutely nothing is going to top that Patton Oswalt video from Parks and Rec in terms of Star Wars-related awesomeness, there is some actual Star Wars news to discuss today and I guess you could say that it’s pretty big. According to the Disney bros who spoke at CinemaCon today in Las Vegas, once Star Wars: Episode VII is released in 2015, there will be a new film from the franchise every year after that.

I assume that includes the little-talked-about spin-off, National Lampoon’s Camp Jedi: Episode Sithty-Nine. So how is the House of Mouse going to break the new films down?

The studio will alternate every other year with an “Episode” film and a standalone film, and based on previous rumors there certainly won’t be a lack of characters for them to mine.

Director J.J. Abrams is currently busy prepping Episode VII (and also preparing for the release of Star Trek Into Darkness), which will most likely see the return of original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford. While plot details on the new trilogy are mum, Disney confirmed that it was developing standalone Star Wars films back in February. Though the studio has yet to reveal which characters those films would focus on, previous reports claim that films focusing on Yoda, Boba Fett, and a young Han Solo are in the works. (Via Collider)

This is pretty cool, I guess. Or maybe it isn’t. I forget how we’re supposed to feel about Star Wars these days. Either way, I like the outline. Of course, I like The Avengers plan more, with three movies coming out one year, two the next and the main sequel the year after that, but that’s because I’m spoiled.

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