It’s official! A few months ago, when Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion, the House of House announced that they would be making a new Star Wars, beginning with Episode VII nor earlier than 2015. trilogy starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015. Since then, there have been numerous reports surrounding Disney’s larger plans for the Star Wars franchise, and now the word has come down from Disney CEO Bob Iger: we’ll be seeing standalone Star Wars movies in addition to the new trilogy, and they’re already in the works.
Iger appeared on the cable network CNBC to discuss the financial aspects of running the Disney Corporation, and the newly acquired Lucasfilm and its subsidiaries. During the interview, he mentioned that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are currently developing “a few” projects that would take place in the Star Wars universe, but which would not serve as part of the main Star Wars trilogies. Watch the video interview below.