Disney Confirms Standalone Character Films for 'Star Wars' Franchise
Yesterday, in an interview with CNBC’s Julia Boorstin, the Walt Disney Co. Chairman & CEO Bob Iger confirmed speculation that Disney is working on stand-alone films based on Star Wars characters, not part of the main 9-part saga.
Iger confirmed, “We are working on a few standalone films … Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both 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 7, 8, and 9 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.”
J.J. Abrams was recently confirmed as the director of Star Wars Episode VII, and Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News recently said the first character-based film will likely be centered on fan favorite Yoda.
The portion of the interview with Iger on CNBC can be seen below: