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Rumor: Disney Planning Character Driven 'Star Wars' Spinoffs, Yoda To Get Stand-Alone Film

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 5, 2013 at 8:39AM

This is neither the first nor last time rumors about Disney's plans for the "Star Wars" franchise go flying around, so treat it accordingly. And we have to say, this is vaguer than most, so take it for what it's worth.
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This is neither the first nor the last time rumors about Disney's plans for the "Star Wars" franchise will go flying around, so treat it accordingly. And we have to say, this is vaguer than most, so take it for what it's worth.

According to AICN, Disney plans "to focus on established characters and do solo films" and Yoda will be the first get his own stand-alone movie. Now, it's unclear if this means this is what J.J. Abrams will be doing for "Star Wars: Episode 7," or  (much more likely) a spinoff further down the line when Disney plans to do a few movies within the universe per year, or if this is just a pile of bunk. Whatever it is, Harry suggests that Abrams directing the sequel has re-oriented Disney's theme park plans which may have some bearing on what the future "Star Wars" movies will be. Or something. Seriously, it's a bit difficult to figure out what exactly he's saying here.

But perhaps the larger thing to draw from this rumor is that if it turns out to be true, we can't imagine a more boring approach to future "Star Wars" movies. The universe George Lucas has created is absolutely massive, and a real opportunity to create a mythology for a whole new generation of moviegoers. Returning to the Yoda/Luke Skywalker/Han Solo/Boba Fett, well it just seems pretty dull to us.

This article is related to: Walt Disney, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, Star Wars, Star Wars: Yoda


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