Disney's developing films 'derived from 'Star Wars' characters that aren't part of the overall saga'
Disney is working on several spin-off movies in addition to its new trilogy of Star Wars films.
US sci-fi website AICN recently reported that plans are underway to make several “stand-alone” Star Wars movies, with the first one apparently set to focus on classic character Yoda. Now Disney CEO Bob Iger has broadly confirmed these plans.
He told CNBC: “There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that have been in development and I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few stand-alone films… We still plan to make Star Wars 7, 8, 9 roughly over a six-year period of time starting in 2015 but there are going to be a few other films released in that period too.”
Iger also revealed that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote two of the original Star Wars movies, and Simon Kinberg, best known for his involvement in the X-Men franchise, are involved with the spin-off projects. “[They’re] both working on films derived from Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga,” Iger said.