Ready for even more Star Wars films. Great! Because you’re getting them whether you want them or not.
Apparently individual character films, will accompany the next trilogy, sort of like the Wolverine films…or maybe more like the standalone Marvel films that worked up to the Avengers. Either way, [quote]Disney CEO Bob Iger has now confirmed that Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi writer Lawrence Kasdan and Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg are indeed working on new Star Wars movies that will stand apart from the trilogy J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt are kicking off with Episode VII. Here’s how Iger explains Kasdan and Kinberg’s brief:
[They’re] working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga, so we still plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX 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 of time, too.
So what characters would you want to see get films. I think Yoda, Han, and Lando are likely to be among the most popular choices. Though this would also be a great opportunity to bring lesser known characters to the forefront as well.