With the announcement that Disney and Lucasfilm will be releasing at least one Star Wars movie every summer after Star Wars: Episode VII drops in (probably) 2015, we know that the Mouse House is hard at work to deliver quality films in the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm has hired screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg to pen and oversee the spinoff films’ productions, while they will serve as consultants on Star Wars: Episode VII for director J.J. Abrams.
In an interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams talks about the Star Wars spinoff films that will follow after his entry into George Lucas’ universe. Apparently, Abrams will not be as involved with the spinoffs. Abrams reveals:
We’re focusing right now on this because this movie feels like this is the one that has to work for anything else to work.
There are discussions about what would happen later and how to make> this thing and to tell [the] story, you can’t look at it in a binary way. It’s obviously part of something much greater. To talk about those off-shoot films, that’s something [you] have to talk about with Kathleen Kennedy.
Kathleen Kennedy will be the producer-at-large when it comes to all things Star Wars, replacing George Lucas as the new president of Lucasfilm. To put it another way, Kathleen Kennedy is now the Kevin Feige of the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Episode VII will (hopefully) hit theaters everywhere sometime in 2015. You can watch the full MTV video interview with J.J. Abrams below: