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Published On: Tue, Feb 5th, 2013

Disney confirms ‘Star Wars’ standalone film projects

J.J. Abrams will be helming Star Wars: Episode VII, and Tuesday Disney CEO Bob Iger took part in a television appearance where he provided some updates on the studio’s Star Wars franchise.

It was previously reported that screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg had been signed on to develop the new trilogy and a series of standalone films centered around other characters in the Star Wars universe.

Iger confirmed today that that is indeed the case, as Disney is working on Star Wars films that are not a part of the overall saga.

Speaking on CNBC, Iger offered the following confirmation:

I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few standalone films, Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from greatStar Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. We still plan to makeStar Wars 7, 8, and 9 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, too.

The current rumors, not addressed by Iger, are that the first film will center on Yoda.

Iger also mentions the 2015 release date for Episode VII, even though Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy recently hinted that that release date might not be as firm.

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