WALT DISNEY ANNOUNCES NEW STAR WARS FILMS TO BE RELEASE ‘EVERY YEAR’ BEGINNING IN 2015
Yesterday during a presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that the company plans to release a new Star Wars film every year beginning with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII in the Summer of 2015. The plan right now is to release Episode VII in 2015 followed by Episode VIII in 2017 and Episode IX in 2019. Alternating between those dates will be the spin off movies in 2016 and 2018. While it has not been announced yet what the focus of the two spin off films will be, writers Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan were hired late last year to write the movies.