The next Star Wars movie, Episode VII, is just the tip of a money-coloured iceberg Disney plans to harvest in the wake of its takeover of the franchise from George Lucas.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Lucas’ anointed successor, Kathleen Kennedy, says that the company wants to produce “two or three films a year”, which certainly suggests we can expect all kinds of Star Wars output over the next decade.
Which is exactly what I was hoping for when this deal was announced. Let the main movies come and go, but potentially more interesting would be the other movies that get made, from children’s animated flicks (maybe with a Pixar touch) to darker, more adult content that long-time fans have only been able to get in comics and books.
The full interview with Kennedy will appear in the next issue of EW.