Confirmed: Disney to wring every last dollar from Star Wars
posted at 1:35 pm on February 6, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Star Wars sequels are just the beginning for fans of the George Lucas creation. Not only will its new owner, Disney, make the long-await sequel trilogy that Lucas first promised in the early 1980s, but we’ll also get spinoff movies, too. Ready for Yoda: The Younger Centuries? Jedi Warriors: First Class? Young Lando Calrissian?
Walt Disney Co. is developing films based on “Star Wars” characters, Chief Executive Robert Iger said Tuesday, in addition to the three sequels the company has already said it would make.
Screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are at work on films centered on characters from the blockbuster science-fiction series, Mr. Iger said in an appearance on CNBC. He declined to elaborate on details such as which characters the films would include or when they would be released.
Kasdan at least has some Star Wars credibility. He helped write The Empire Strikes Back, the best movie in the series and arguably the last one that treated the audience as intelligent. As most already know, J.J. Abrams is helming the first Disney sequel, which makes for an unusual cross between Star Wars and Star Trek genres.
I myself cannot wait for I C3PO and The 3 Million Young Boba Fetts films.