Disney planning 'at least three' Star Wars spin-offs

Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed that the studio are planning a minimum of three 'Star Wars' spin-offs, focusing on individual characters from the franchise

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Disney are planning "at least three" 'Star Wars' spin-offs.

The studio have previously stated their interest in releasing films to fill in the gaps between forthcoming episodes 7, 8 and 9 and CEO Bob Iger is said to have confirmed Disney will be release a minimum of three shows in the next ten years, during a quarterly earning stockholders call.

A reporter for Variety.com, Marc Graser, wrote on Twitter: "Disney's Bob Iger says at least three #Star Wars spinoffs are planned as part of a plan to mine sci-fi franchise over next decade (sic)."

Disney have previously revealed that they intend to release a 'Star Wars' film every year once 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is released in 2015, meaning the first spin-off, based on an individual character from the franchise, would arrive in 2016.

'Star Wars' writer Lawrence Kasdan and 'X-Men' scribe Simon Kinberg are said to have been working on stories for the spin-offs for nearly a year, but although rumours suggest a young Han Solo could be a possible subject, no official announcements have been made.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 133 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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