LucasFilm Announce Additional Star Wars Spin-Offs
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!