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Disney Confirms Stand-Alone Star Wars Movies

Jay Cochran - February 05, 2013


Walt Disney Pictures CEO Bob Iger spoke with CNBC where he confirmed the rumors that they were looking at doing stand-alone Star Wars movies that would focus on individual characters from the Star Wars Universe. These stories would take place in the Star Wars Universe but not necessarily in the continuity order the regular Episode movies take place. Rumors have suggested that Yoda would be the first character to get this individualized movie treatment, but that has not been confirmed. See Iger's announcement in the video below.















UPDATE: LucasFilms has released an official statement about the spin-off movies:

The Star Wars cinematic galaxy is about to experience a Big Bang. Lucasfilm is officially announcing new spinoff films that will expand the mythos and depths of the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways.

One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.

In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”






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Bespin refugee
2014-01-18
12:45 am

[url= (link) Kennedy On the Sequels And Stand-Alone Films[/url] 
Bespin refugee
2014-01-08
9:14 pm

I'm wondering how, or [I]if[/I], they're going to fill in the 30 year gap. I thought the animated series would do it, but, since that's going to be pre-ANH, the stand-alone movies would be a good option. I understand basing films around your most popular characters, but, once you establ... read more 
Wheeljack35
2014-01-08
8:42 pm

They could do shadows of the empire..I know the cast is old but if they do it in CGI like the way the Polar Express was animated they could make the actors look like they did back in the day.Remember Harrison wouldn't be in this movie 
Bespin refugee
2014-01-08
7:47 pm

[url= (link) Fett & Han Solo Stand-Alone Movie Details Revealed?!?[/url] 
yojoebro82
2013-12-18
2:07 pm

[quote name='CaptainTriumph' timestamp='1387370749' post='16805470'] [quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1387346478' post='16805467'] [url= (link) Solo Stand-Alone Film For 2016?[/url] According to the article, 2015 - Episode 7 2016 - Han ... read more 
CaptainTriumph
2013-12-18
12:45 pm

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1387346478' post='16805467'] [url= (link) Solo Stand-Alone Film For 2016?[/url] According to the article, 2015 - Episode 7 2016 - Han Solo Stand-alone 2017 - 2018 - Boba Fett Stand-alone 2019 - 2020 - Yoda Stand-alone Sh... read more 
Bespin refugee
2013-12-18
6:01 am

[url= (link) Solo Stand-Alone Film For 2016?[/url] According to the article, 2015 - Episode 7 2016 - Han Solo Stand-alone 2017 - 2018 - Boba Fett Stand-alone 2019 - 2020 - Yoda Stand-alone Shouldn't Ep 8 be 2018 (3 years apart), or, are they now talking about sequels every other y... read more 
JoeRhyno
2013-02-07
10:15 pm

Man.. I really wish the Live Action show happened... I mean, it probably, or something like it, could still happen, but just the thought of a Rogue Squadron show, like the Battlestar reimagine... sigh... that would have been cool. As long as they didn't make all the main characters female, lol. 
Bespin refugee
2013-02-07
10:12 pm

With all of the 'Han Solo Adventures' novels and EU stories*, I don't see a real need for a 'young Han Solo' movie, not to mention the challenge of casting a young Harrison Ford. Are we looking at the [i]Star Wars[/i] equivalent of the [i]Last Crusasde[/i] openning sequence? see ... read more 
yojoebro82
2013-02-07
10:10 pm

[quote name='JoeRhyno' timestamp='1360274130' post='16784584'] Whatever would happen, it would be cool if at the end of the Han Solo movie, he meets up with Lando and wins the Falcon. That'd be kind of cool.. heck, there are a lot of things I think that could be in the H... read more 
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