Time to geek out, Star Wars fans.
According to THR, you might be getting more than just three new “Star Wars” movies courtesy of Disney post-acquisition of Lucasfilm. That is, if this is true, and not just some weird rumor.
But anyways, according to the trades, recently hired writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may not have been hired to write either “Star Wars: Episode 8″ or “9″ after all. In fact, they may be doing something completely different … but within the “Star Wars” universe.
But now insiders tell THR that while Kasdan and Kinberg indeed have been hired to work on the Star Wars franchise, they will be writing separate projects (hence the reason why they also would receive producer credits), not necessarily Episode VIII and Episode IX.
Their scripts could turn into official “Episodes” in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters. Disney CEO Robert Iger said the goal is to release a Star Wars movie “every two to three years,” and some could focus on other pieces of the expansive mythos (similar to Marvel’s Avengers universe). Disney and Lucasfilm declined comment.