Disney Intends to Release a ‘Star Wars’ Film Every Year Starting in 2015
Disney is not mucking around with their new LucasFilm rights. Beginning with the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode VII in 2015, the House of Mouse plans to release a Star Wars film every year. Revealed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas yesterday, the plan involves releasing a standalone film in 2016 – presumably one of the planned Boba Fett or Han Solo spinoffs – and alternating between spinoffs and numbered episodes every year.
Too much of a good thing? After paying over $1 billion to acquire LucasFilm, Disney is obviously looking to start turning a profit in a big way, and they’re not messing around.
Does the prospect of an annual Star Wars film excite you? Or turn your stomach? Is it a brilliant scheme, or over-saturation? Let us know in the comments below.