Walt Disney Co. chairman Alan Horn announced on Wednesday at CinemaCon that the studio plans to release a new Star Wars film every year from 2015.
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J Abrams, will pick up where Return of the Jedi left off. Episodes VIII and IX will be released every other year, with standalone films being released on the years in-between.
There are probably hundreds (the full list is here) of novel and comic book adaptations of the Expanded Universe, so Disney has plenty of material to work with after continuing on from the original trilogy.
Many fans seem to be concerned that Disney will destroy the legacy of Star Wars, confusing the studio with actually being responsible for Episodes I, II and III. Other fans are voicing concern that a movie every year will be overkill. We’ll see you at the cinema.
Six years of Star Wars? Yes please!