During The Walt Disney Company's quarterly stockholder earnings call, CEO Robert A. Iger revealed there will be at least three spin-offs the studio is developing, on top of Star Wars: Episode VII, Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX. Variety's Marc Graser and the Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz have been live-tweeting throughout the conference call, and here's what they had to say about the spin-offs.
Disney's Bob Iger says at least three #StarWars spinoffs are planned as part of plan to mine sci-fi franchise over next decade.— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) May 6, 2014
Disney has "at least three" "Star Wars" spin-offs it's targeting for production on top of episodes 7, 8 and 9, says Iger— Ben Fritz (@benfritz) May 6, 2014
Disney's Bob Iger says company was surprised by fervor and level of interest, passion, pent up demand for #StarWars and new movies— Marc Graser (@marcgraser) May 6, 2014
Robert A. Iger previously revealed that the spin-offs would debut in theaters in the years between the sequels Star Wars: Episode VII (December 18, 2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), which means the first two will likely arrive sometime in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
While it hasn't been officially confirmed by Disney, we reported in June that the first two spin-offs are the Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off, and there has also been a rumor that Yoda could get his own stand-alone movie as well. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg have been confirmed to be working on two of the spin-offs, most likely Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off, but it isn't known which writer is attached to each project.
Disney's Jay Rasulo revealed at another event in September that the spin-offs would be "origin stories," which fall in line with previous rumors that Boba Fett's movie would take place between Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and that the Han Solo adventure is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
A few weeks ago, there was an unconfirmed /is-the-boba-fett-spin-off-movie-in-trouble/report that the Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off was being delayed because Disney couldn't figure out what to do with the character. They are said to want a good guy, with Boba as the main protagonist, yet they don't want him to lose his bad guy edge. Its also been rumored that the Boba Fett seen in the movie is not the same person seen at a young age in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. That Boba is dead, and this new bounty hunter has assumed his identity and uniform. That story and character idea is rumored to come from Lawrence Kasdan.