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Disney Promises New 'Star Wars' Movie Every Year Starting With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' In Summer 2015

by Kevin Jagernauth
April 17, 2013 2:29 PM
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J.J. Abrams,  'Star Wars'

At a multiplex not so far away, in a galaxy you already live in, you are going be getting a whole lot more "Star Wars" very, very soon and on an annual basis. Just like filing your taxes and rotating your tires, the "Star Wars" franchise is going to become a yearly ritual. 

Today at CinemaCon, Disney announced that "Star Wars: Episode 7" would be coming in summer 2015, and that a brand new "Star Wars" movie will follow every summer, alternating between the new trilogy and the standalone offshoot films. Having paid $4 billion for Lucasfilm last fall, it's clear Disney wants to not only recoup that cost, but also start making some mad cash, and a new "Star Wars" movie each year -- combined with Marvel's ongoing, expanding cinematic universe -- is going to make the studio the pre-eminent powerhouse around town. And 2015 alone is going to be insane for Disney with both "The Avengers 2" and "Star Wars: Episode VII" dropping. Madness.

Yoda, Boba Fett and a (young) Han Solo are all expected to get their own movies (though no writers and directors have been announced yet) while details on where J.J. Abrams and co. will take the main trilogy next are under wraps (though Patton Oswalt has some suggestions). But basically, we know that six movies are coming (the next trilogy, three spinoffs) so from 2015-2020, it's going to be geek heaven at the movies. [ComingSoon]

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  • luke skywalker | September 21, 2013 9:42 AMReply

    I'm mad that the best movie series in the world was just sold to disney! Their just gonna turn it into a musical and princess Leia is a Disney princess! Although! I'm so mad! Oops I'm a Jedi don't ttlell anyone!

  • General Zod | April 20, 2013 11:34 PMReply

    You'd think Disney would wait and see if Ep. 7 is successful, before announcing more movies. Anyone remember a year before the first prequel (The Phantom Menace), the built up excitement for fanboys was like jar jar on a case of red bull. Lucas HAS input, even though he sold his baby. Sorry I mentioned Jar. Cheers!

  • Tom | April 17, 2013 10:00 PMReply


  • Daniel | April 17, 2013 3:31 PMReply

    Well, there goes the next five years of intelligent online discourse.

  • rodie | April 17, 2013 3:04 PMReply

    Very interesting that we'll be getting, for the first time, the main saga films every 2 years instead of every 3 years. Disney must be shelling out a lot on effects and CGI work to get things done that quickly, I suppose.

  • vincent | April 17, 2013 2:52 PMReply

    i love star wars and am thoroughly looking forward to the new ones but.....idunno if this'll be too much of a good thing. i would hate for the franchise to become a bit overexposed.

  • JON | April 17, 2013 2:49 PMReply


  • yod | April 17, 2013 11:16 PM

    It would be my pleasure.

  • terry | April 17, 2013 2:42 PMReply

    No thanks.

  • megatronusJax1 | April 17, 2013 2:40 PMReply

    AWESOME!!!!!!! i will B there @ each showing with my jumbo hot dog, big pretzel & cherry ICEE in hand!

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