We get an update on Star Wars from Kathleen Kennedy, who is spearheading the new movies for Disney.
In the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Kennedy reveals that she wants to put out two or three films a year.
Now, it doesn’t exactly read “Star Wars” movies, as Indiana Jones is also included with Lucasfilm, but producer Frank Marshall previously let it be known that Indiana Jones is on the back burner.
Furthermore, they could be animated films, children’s films or Star Wars adapted made-for-tv films.
Could you image 2 or 3 Star Wars movies a year?!
It’s also stated in the magazine that Star Wars Episode VII will feature the original characters as well as taking place after the events of Return of the Jedi that saw Vader give up his life for Luke.
Here’s the full quote (via Kotaku):
Lucasfilm’s co-chairman and soon-to-be president, Kathleen Kennedy, has told employees she wants the company to produce two or three films a year (it’s averaged fewer than four per decade), and first up is Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015, which will pick up sometime after Darth Vader gave his life to overthrow (figuratively and literally) the Emperor and save Luke in 1983’s Episode VI— Return of the Jedi. Yes, the plan is to return to the characters in the first trilogy (1977–83). Whether the original actors will have significant roles or merely be on hand to pass the baton to a new generation of actors—something Lucasfilm tried with mixed success with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Disney with TRON: Legacy—is unclear.
Star Wars Episode VII has a 2015 release date.
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