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cartoony_star_wars_characters_alphabetIt’s been confirmed to CNBC that we will be getting more Star Wars movies than just the next three episodes in the series.

“I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few standalone films,” Iger said in an interview Tuesday on CNBC. “Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga.”

Iger didn’t go into details on which characters or what kinds of stories will be told, but these standalone films may be coming sooner rather than later.

“We still plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX 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 of time, too,” Iger said.

When asked if this was an “accelerated move” to get a return on Disney’s investment in Lucasfilm, Iger replied, “We have these great opportunities, because there are goods ideas out there, and some creators who are really interested in fleshing out these ideas, and we’re going for it.”

Speculation had already arisen for a Yoda movie but considering his fan popularity we can expect a Fett/Mando film to be in there somewhere too. It was suggested in the article that Chewie or Darth Maul could get a treatment and I can see that to an extent, maybe even Aayla Secura. I doubt Jabba will. One possibility could be a solo Luke Skywalker movie (seeing as he’ll probably get a backseat in the next part of the overall Episodic arc).

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly is saying that a ‘young Han Solo’ movie will be one of them but have evidence other than ‘sources close’ so this is just a rumor and not to be taken as fact. I think because there was ‘young Indiana Jones’ I think a lot of people look at that for a plausible reason to see ‘young Han Solo’.

Then you have all the Expanded Universe characters like Mara, Corran, and Kyle. A lot of unrest has been stirred up around the fact that these characters may be pretty much forgotten in the film-verse due to the fact that a) there is only so much room in the sequels and b) Lucas had a habit of ignoring the Expanded Universe. This could be a way to give the EU fans a little love.

The big problem I see is that a lot of these would be prequel films and we’ve already learned our lessons that prequels are just asking for trouble. Not only do you have the Prequel Trilogy which was riddled with problems, but you also have the similarly attempted X-Men: Origins: Wolverine which pretty much put all the nails in the coffin of X-Men films until a reboot kick started it again.

Until we know more about who these films will encircle and when they take place… I’m going to say “I have a bad feeling about this”.

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