Disney Intends to Release a ‘Star Wars’ Film Every Year Starting in 2015

Nigel Druitt

An avid Flickcharter since 2009, Nigel is a self-described fanboy whose Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Indiana Jones, Frodo Baggins and Marty McFly. Nigel is the Canadian arm of the Flickchart Blog, but try not to hold that against him. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason.

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6 Responses

  1. David Greenwood says:

    At this point, there’s not much Disney could do to lower the average quality of Star Wars releases. I doubt they’d do much worse than the prequel trilogy at least.

    • Nigel Druitt says:

      I actually fully anticipate Episode VII to be pretty great, with Abrams at the helm.

      It’s after that, when they start saturating the market, that I wonder if we won’t all get a little sick of Star Wars.

      Of course, Star Wars is omnipresent in popular culture: books, TV, merchandise, etc. But with only 6 movies since 1977, they used to be considered an event. One per year might get old after a while.

      Though Disney is releasing two Marvel movies per year, and that’s still going strong, so…

  2. Caesar says:

    And what happens if, say, one of the screenplays isn’t up to snuff and desperately needs reworking? Are they going to go forward anyway?

    If Disney holds firm on this one-movie-per-year deal, they’re going to be a lot of bad Star Wars movies coming out over the years.

    • Nigel Druitt says:

      On the surface, I agree with you.

      But if they’re doing this in anyway similar to the way Marvel is cranking out their movies, then they already have a bit of a roadmap. And if that’s the case, the overall quality of the stories could be better than what we’re anticipating.

      And George is not writing the screenplays. Keep that one in mind. ;)

    • Caesar says:

      Yes, that’s possible.

      I really do hope they do have some kind of a general storyline mapped out already, because things could get ugly if they don’t.