Disney promises new Star Wars film every year from 2015

Disney has begun to outline its plans for the Star Wars franchise, with the studio promising a new adventure in the galaxy far, far away every year from 2015.

The studio made the announcement at the CinemaCon festival, explaining that the films would alternate annually between the ongoing sequence of “Episodes” and a series of standalone movies.

We still haven’t had any confirmation as to which characters will be getting the spin-off treatment, although rumours have suggested that Yoda, Boba Fett and Han Solo movies are already in the works.

It’s a strikingly bold proposal from Disney, although recruitment has already begun on the screenwriting front, with Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg thought to be hard at work on the spin-offs.

Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams Star Wars: Episode VII will be the studio’s opening salvo, with that film pencilled in to open in 2015 and kick off the subsequent domino effect. Looks like we’ll have plenty to discuss over the coming months and years…

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