LucasFilm Announce Additional Star Wars Spin-Offs

By Nitro On 6 Feb, 2013 At 06:01 AM | Categorized As Featured, Star Wars | With 2 Comments

Well since the announcement of Disney buying the rights to Star Wars, the Star Wars world has been going crazy! We recently learned that the new Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by none other then J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Fringe, Lost). Yesterday, StarWars.com officially announced that LucasFilm would be releasing additional stand alone movies that are not part of the original Star Wars Saga.

“One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.

In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”

These spin-offs are said to be put into production around the same time as the new Star Wars: Episode VII.

Now that the Star Wars movie world has exploded, hopefully the same thing will happen with the Star Wars gaming world.. HINT HINT Star Wars: Battlefront 3!

What are your suggestions for a Star Wars spin-off movie? I have always said that Knights of the Old Republic would make a killer movie!

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  1. Revan says:

    i think they should make a movie about Revan before and during kotor 1…….. or a new kotor game.

  2. they should def make the han solo prequel books into a film. also the story of how the first jedi rebelled and fled to korriban and met the sith i think would make a good story

  3. me says:

    For anyone who doesn’t know, Star Wars Battlefront 3 has been made and is to be released in early to mid 2014

    • Spicy ketchup says:

      Battlefront not battlefront 3 will be made in 2014 released in 2015 most likely. If you didn’t know Dice also announced a new mirrors edge game. so ya will take a while until battlefront comes out. unless dice has a boost of energy and finishes both games before 2015.

  4. WolvesNCrows says:

    I would love a Darth Bane trilogy!!

  5. David Bravo says:

    just so you can be satisfied there is an rc2 already out except im not sure where to get them.

  6. It would be cool if they made a movie based on
    Commander Cody

  7. DarthT127 says:

    A Republic Commando movie MUST be made! The books were incredible and there IS a story there worth sharing in a movie. Nothing exists in the movies about the Clone Wars besides the 15 minutes of action, the animated one, and the series, which I don’t believe gives the 3 years between episodes 2 and 3 justice. There could be some of the best action sequences ever in those films if they were made; a Clone Wars or RC film, that is.

  8. lucasarts532 says:

    OK a few basic ideas. 1 republic commandos could easily be very good (the game was fantastic), I would watch it. 2 A Madorlorian wars film could have amazing potential. 3 A film about Reven from KOTOR 1! 4 An old republic film. 5 A film about the Great Hyperspace War. 6 One about the Infinate Empire. 7 A proper non-cartoon Clone Wars film. And last but not least, 8 A Sith Lord film, i.e Darth Bane/Darth Nilus etc. would be very cool. Thanks!

  9. walty says:

    they should for sure make STAR WARS BOBBA FETT and STAR WARS JABBA THE HUT and or STAR WARS HAN SOLO, from his early day before he became a rebel leader

  10. hapkidotom says:

    The republic commando books were awesome. Just no dumb characters anymore in the movies and more real emotion. realism. We need more connection. Old republic would be cool also.

  11. They should make an Old Republic or specificly about Revan and his adventures!

  12. Jojo says:

    Darth Bane, yeh. Hope it’s not some Clone Wars

  13. Everett says:

    A mandalorion war movie would be great. Or a mandalorion war game. They just didn’t do enough with that idea in the kotor games. Maybe even make them as a faction in bf3? Just some battle hardened soldiers from the outer rims following a new mandalore raiding planets and then the council sends a team of Jedi to investigate and boom mandalore is led enthrall led by a Sith Lord and has a massive fleet in black space waiting to strike at the heart of the republic. You can play the mandalorion campaign or the Sith or republic or some other faction (obviously droid) and wam bam kajooie you’ve got a game basis.

  14. Aiden says:

    Jedi outcast would be cool or maybe force unleashed

  15. shaunster says:

    I think after they have finished making the sequel trilogy, which wont be for years, they will start to get backk into making star wars games like 1313 and battlefront 3. They should also bring back the good old star wars games like republic commando and battlefront 2 but if so it will be on the new xbox most likely.

  16. old ben says:

    swbf3’s almost a certainly it’ll be developed to introduce us to aspects of the new trilogy, and be part of the promo hype based around the release of one of the films……
    just like swbf2 was linked to the promo for revenge of the sith…
    may the force be with us

  17. I hope they make an old republic film or 1313 would be cool too.

  18. B3 says:

    Darth Bane gets my vote

  19. Nick says:

    WE NEED REPUBLIC COMMANDO! made my gaming days the best, and would make one hell of a thriller/action movie

  20. Terrel says:

    A film that portrays the Empire as glorious as opposed to evil. That would be fun.

  21. alvinchimp says:

    Cant make a second one because one of your squad mates die wouldnt work wanna know more hen ya should read he commando books

  22. PepperDog says:

    A Clone Commandos film would be a dream come true. A movie or series of movies with a solid opportunity for back story, character development and the ability to stay true to the originals.

    • A movie about the clone commandos is a fantastic idea, but the only thing I’m afraid of is a poorly-done sequel to the original Republic Commando video game to go along with a theatrical release and bring in more money. I’ve never played RC, but everybody tells me it’s one of LA’s best games. I only hope that a film about the commandos, and possibly a RC2, would be quality stuff.

  23. PurelyPommy says:

    im gaining more faith lately that they will make a battlefront three, battlefront has always been the best selling star wars game and i just have a feeling we will see a new one soon, even if its on the next gen consoles i will glady hand over the cash to play battkefront

  24. eo103 says:

    one more thing
    ok fallout developer has pitched a starwars game to Lucasarts, why isnt anyone pitching battlefront 3? Unless maybe, just maybe there is no need to do that if you know what I mean.
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/fallout-dev-pitching-star-wars-rpg-6403654

  25. michalodzien says:

    I really hope its not going to be some baby crap, however if it will be a baby crap Star wars will lose a lot of fans.

  26. Balthazzar says:

    Ooh! Maybe good, maybe bad! Personally hoping for a dark Old Republic film!

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