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Confirmed: Disney to wring every last dollar from Star Wars

posted at 1:35 pm on February 6, 2013 by

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.

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Uh, Sith don’t use firearms and there was clearly the sound of a scary/black/assault/loud/military/gangsta rifle being shot when Bambi’s mother goes down. Now it’s possible Darth Barackus was out skeet shooting again…

Nutstuyu on February 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

When Vader scolds Boba Fett about no more disintegrations he’s referring to Bambi.

gwelf on February 6, 2013 at 5:45 PM

You know the first openly ghey Jedi is coming. Of course, Hollywood will conveniently gloss over the fact that the Sith execute gheys. Good thing there’s no parallel to this in the real world.

Nutstuyu on February 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

A gay Jedi would necessarily be Sith, because they have no control over their urges.

Count to 10 on February 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Re ghey Siths, consider: Mr and Mrs Sith

apostic on February 6, 2013 at 7:39 PM

If they can’t make enough loot marketing toys at Mickey D’s they’ll open a theme park full of bromhidrosis bearing greasy costumes filled with short-tempered workers having an appreciation for cheap vermouth.

viking01 on February 6, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Stick to politics, Ed.

Mazztek on February 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM

On the subject of the new trilogy, is anyone else besides me gonna miss the 20th Century Fox Fanfare at the beginning of the movie? Sorry, but the Walt Disney Studios logo just ain’t gonna be the same.

Doughboy on February 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Maybe they’ll throw the franchise over to Touchstone.

TMOverbeck on February 6, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Well I guess I’m game.
But I suppose what I’d like to see as a movie is those early adventures of Han Solo & how he earned the stripes on his trousers.
Love me some Han Solo.

Badger40 on February 7, 2013 at 7:48 AM

They are following the Avengers’ formula for a franchise that’s bigger than the ‘one movie every 2 years’ one. Good for them.

coondawg on February 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Eventually there will be…
Star Wars: The Musical !!!!!!!!!
And then, there will be Star Wars: The Musical Glee Edition!!!!!!
It’s a small, small world universe

ExpressoBold on February 7, 2013 at 9:44 AM

On the subject of the new trilogy, is anyone else besides me gonna miss the 20th Century Fox Fanfare at the beginning of the movie? Sorry, but the Walt Disney Studios logo just ain’t gonna be the same.

Doughboy on February 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Is it possible the new films will still be distributed through 20th Century Fox even though Disney is producing them? Although Disney bought Lucasfilm, Lucas may have had a contract in place that called for Fox to get the distribution rights to all Star Wars films. Disney would still be obligated to honor that if so, and it’s not unheard of for films produced by one studio to be distributed by another.

Shump on February 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM

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