A New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Is Coming Every Summer Starting in 2015

The new trilogy starting with ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will alternate with standalone films, which will be announced in the future.
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A New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Is Coming Every Summer Starting in 2015

A new Star Wars movie is coming every summer starting in 2015 While at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this morning, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm announced that a new Star Wars movie will be released every summer for the foreseeable future starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII is set to launch a new trilogy that will be a continuation of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, with fan favorite characters Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia all expected to return. This trilogy will alternate every summer with the previously reported standalone films, the first of which will be released in 2016.

While an Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and an Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off have been rumored to be in the works, no official standalone title has been announced. It is also expected that Yoda and Jabba the Hutt may get their own movies. While these films are being released in the summertime, no official release date has been announced. It is also not known how many standalone films are planned, but there will be at least three to coincide with the new trilogy.

J.J. Abrams is directed from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. The film is expected to be released in May of 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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  • titanictom • 2 years ago

    The Star Wars Encyclopedia-3 HardCover Book Set If A Fan...Make Freinds With it!!!! Other Then That As Darth Vader Said "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing"!

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    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

      @a7sus4 Same here.

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      • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

        The idea of Stand Alone films is one that would benefit the series but it wont be the stabled Saga ----- Abrams will make sure he makes the Saga so huge, so emotional and as usual smart but tangible they will cling onto this system till that specific sequences has died out...then the stand alones will work better

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        • avian005 • 2 years ago

          This is very disappointing.

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          • Fry-3000 • 2 years ago

            Too much Star Wars isn't always a good thing

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            • brady1138 • 2 years ago

              @mr-k Yeah, because if we've learned anything from Pixar and Marvel, it's that there's no way you can get consistent-quality movies one year after another. Oh, wait...

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              • crypt • 2 years ago

                No f*cking way.

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                • the-crow2k • 2 years ago

                  Sounds like a really bad idea.

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                  • brady1138 • 2 years ago

                    We'll see how far that goes. Pixar had planned doing that years before they actually accomplished it. They said we would get a Daniel Craig Bond film every 2 years, but look how that's been going.

                    I want for it to happen, but that's a really tough commitment. I'll believe it when I see it.

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                    • a7sus4 • 2 years ago

                      I'm game

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                      • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                        I like that they'll alternate between the new trilogy and the stand-alone ones. Gives it a Marvel strategy vibe.

                        And I guess a lot of Star Wars is better than no Star Wars...

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                        • moviegeek • 2 years ago

                          overload.

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                          • mr-k • 2 years ago

                            And they just ruin any chance of making a good Star Wars movie. Way to go Disney.

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                            • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                              @thedude-abides They can.do it with merchandise alone even beofre episode 7 is released

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                              • incmob • 2 years ago

                                personally i think they are making a huge mistake. at least with george lucas he gave fans space in the market. I know disney is seeing $$$ and know they have a lucrative market with the property but this is really overkill. I think that is what happened with star trek prior to the reboot. everytime a show ended, seemed like they started a new one up, and movies were pumped out every 2-3 years with a tv show on at the same time since the next generation. I look forward to seeing them again but feel that this is milking a dry cows teat in my opinion.

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                                • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

                                  If I were Lucas, I wouldn't have sold for anything less than 10 billion with the way Disney is going to milk this thing. Hell, Avatar made 2.8 billion worldwide just by itself, and that's just counting box office; it's nowhere near the brand Stars Wars is. I'd imagine Disney will make that 4 billion back in profit fairly quickly.

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                                  • ac • 2 years ago

                                    Though I like Star Wars, I guess people will become sick and tired of it as time goes on. Too much lightsabers will be annoying. Same old..same old..

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                                    • TheObserver • 2 years ago

                                      They wont be able "de fournir a la demande".

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                                      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                        @the-movieghost If it turns out to be good, then yes, it was necessary.

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                                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                          @Trangalanga10 Yes, he certainly will.

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