Here at Giant Freakin’ Robot, we understand how the rumor mill works, and we have a massive ball of salt grains that we roll out whenever necessary. But we think we have a good idea on who the first Star Wars spinoff is going to be about, at least in a roundabout sense, and this tidbit didn’t come from Random Twitter User @ForzAwakenz or anything like that. It came from Disney CEO Bob Iger, who says Gareth Edwards’ standalone film in the Star Wars franchise will be based on characters from The Force Awakens.
Iger, who has gotten his hands and eyes on a large chunk of The Force Awakens, managed to reveal more about the future of Star Wars at one time than almost everything we’ve learned in the last two years. His relatively in-depth thoughts about The Force Awakens and beyond come from an annual report from Disney, which was shared by Get Your Geek On‘s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder. Give it a read and then we’ll break it down a little further.