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Disney Making A Bajillion Star Wars Movies

Following the latest hypage surrounding Star Wars, we've learned that the upcoming movie will be in the hands of noted director JJ Abrams. Now it appears that Disney'll be making several stand-alone films set within the Star Wars universe - next to the standard saga, that is.

"We are in fact working on a few stand-alone films," Disney boss Bob Iger told CNBC's Julia Boorstin. "Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. So we plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX over roughly 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."

I take consolation in a few things here. The first is that writer Lawernce Kasdan (Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back) is involved and the second is that JJ Abrams is a guy whose work speaks for itself.

However, the whole thing might easily be stomped to death thanks to those greedy executives at Disney who just can't resist milking the cash cow (Cash cow? More like cash octopus...).


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Reader Comments
Marku5K Feb 06 2013, 01:40 am EST
To be honest, I wouldn't mind several stand alone movies. Since the world and universe of the SW is massive. The same goes for games.
PS! I want my SW Republic Commando II !!!!!
  Reikhardt: Now that needs to go on the poll!
Vader [STAFF] Feb 06 2013, 01:46 am EST
Republic Commando, eh? Not just yet.
Doomsday. Feb 06 2013, 02:32 am EST
@Marku: Get TOR and play the Republic Trooper. And select Commando as your advanced class and there you have it, Republic Commando II ! Hahahaaa!
ZeroWolf Feb 06 2013, 03:41 am EST
Damn straight, with all this milking, I expect Republic Commando 2 coming out from those tits.
  Cheddar: I fucking loved Republic Commando.
PigMaster Feb 06 2013, 03:53 am EST
Milking octopus can be dangerous.
I just hope they don't produce ink instead of milk...
The SW universe is massive and complex enough for as many stories as you'd like - the question is how jj is going to make them.
Money won't be an issue after all
  Cheddar: They don't actually have any mammary glands, for one …
Hamsterkill Feb 06 2013, 05:44 am EST
Hm. This almost sounds as if we might get a Shadows of the Empire movie... Except they'd need young Luke and Leia for it. Maybe animated?
Hitman Feb 06 2013, 05:49 am EST
Anything Star Wars is good for me if JJ is attached to it.. Disney is thinking as I would, the more bitches that you have coming to see your shit = success.
Killer Klown Feb 06 2013, 05:57 am EST
All I have to say is... The Ewok movies.
You remember them, you've just blocked them out like the human mind blocks out anything too painful.
Bubu Feb 06 2013, 06:39 am EST
I hate star wars. Retardeduniverse.
Terminator Feb 06 2013, 12:08 pm EST
I should have known Disney wouldn't be satisfied with 3 more movies. They will milk Star Wars to death. Even die-hard Star Wars fans like me will be sick of it.
EricHalfBee Feb 06 2013, 12:59 pm EST
They're not milking Star Wars. They're milking us. Ah well, I shall probably queue up like the rest to have my udders tweaked. Moo.
Breedy_Mcfluff Feb 06 2013, 01:12 pm EST
It's not like George Lucas ever milked it (cue giggling).

If I had the star wars universe in my hands, you bet your ass I'd create as much shit as possible because the universe is enormous with possibilities. The prequels squandered the universe so fucking much, it's like three movies-worth of the original Mass Effect 3 ending.

I look forward to seeing what Disney does. What Abrams does. There is so many directions to go and it's all so exciting. They got Kasdan, so shit will be good.
Chunder Feb 06 2013, 01:31 pm EST
The Star Wars universe is huge, different factions and events throughout the thousands of year of Galactic history, it's a vault full of potentially good selling stories. Hopefully JJ Abrams stay away though.
Cheddar Feb 06 2013, 04:41 pm EST
I hope Abrams knows what he's doing. And realizes what he's getting himself into.

This is gonna be a lot more challenging than Star Trek. Trek fans are at least somewhat accustomed to 'updated' approaches to the IP, thanks to the many different TV series over the years. Overall, this ultimately made them more receptive to Abrams' approach.

Won't be as simple with the Star Wars fans.
  Chunder: Did you see all the hate the old fans had with the ne…
Cheddar: So? That's my point. Putting aside the subjecti…
run_like_snot Feb 06 2013, 05:19 pm EST
if Abrams screws up then the Raging Sea of Nerdos, with their Suppressed Hormones, will... complain


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