By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 22, 2014 at 3:02PM
Because Disney's "Star Wars" plans are massive, with sequels and spinoffs already planned, the rumor mill won't just be churning around the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Wars: Episode VII" (though yes, since it's due in 2015, it will be taking center stage of the news cycle). Indeed, fans are most curious about the side movies that aren't part of the main saga, and the other opportunities Disney will exploit to keep milking the money train that is George Lucas' franchise. And now comes an intriguing morsel that is potentially quite exciting.
According to Latino Review, Pixar will be getting its own "Star Wars" movie... and that's about all the details right now. But the move isn't entirely shocking, even if Pixar has long been perceived as a rebellious outsider operating within the Disney machine. Later this year, Disney Animation is bringing the (little-known) Marvel property "Big Hero 6" to multiplexes, and if we had to wager a guess we could see a similar approach being taken with Pixar. Take a niche part of the "Star Wars" canon and let the endlessly creative minds at Pixar have a run at it. Makes sense to us.
All that said, with Pixar's slate covered until June 2018, this movie could be a long way off (unless it's one of the secret projects they're working on now) and again, this is just a rumor so maybe it's not happening at all. But we could easily see Disney wanting to marry it's most valuable property with its most respected animated brand. So, something to think about at least. If Pixar does tackle the "Star Wars" universe, what do you want to see them do? Let us know below.