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STAR WARS: Disney announces scheduled release for new trilogy and standalone films

April 17th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 9 Comments

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have confirmed plans for a Star Wars film to be released every year beginning in 2015 with Episode VII.

The news was announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas were it was revealed that the releases will alternate between standalone films and the new trilogy every summer.

We all knew that Disney were targeting 2015 for Episode VII, but a summer date had not yet been officially confirmed. Also while the standalone films are old news, the fact that we’ll be getting a Star Wars movie every summer is epic news. Who wants to go up against Star Wars every summer?

We still don’t know how many standalone films they are planning on making at this time in addition to the new trilogy. But if what they say is true that means at least two, one after VII and another after VIII. With a possible third after the conclusion of the new trilogy is my guess.

That also means they’re basically confirming Episode: VIII for 2017 and Episode: IX for 2019!

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool

  • jigen08

    How about a link to the Disney press release?

    Just read your bio… If Han shot first, Greedo shot second? And sarcasm is more sith than jedi, surely.

    • Barry Wright

      Greedo didnt shoot, Han got him before he was able to get a shot off.

      • Tyler Webb

        I think that was the joke

  • Todd V

    Who wants to go up against Star Wars? Well..Marvel sure seems to be doin pretty good with Iron Man, The Avengers, and Captain America. Remember..2015 is also when The Avengers 2 is supposed to be out. The Avengers grossed over 1.5 BILLION dollars.

    Ep. I took in barely over a billion…but that is including the re-release in 3D in 2011.

    • Steve Dunks

      Disney also owns Marvel, so I am sure they will space the 2 releases out quite a bit

    • Disqui

      Marvel films suck bollox.

    • Steven M Bedsole

      First off, Disney would not release a Marvel and SW movie in the same month if the same season.

    • Jay

      Marvel and Disney are the same company now so they wont release togetehr

  • random dad

    I tell ya what. This Disney takeover had better make them epic. If not, I will boycott the shit out of em. An the kids will know why they cant go to Disney World.

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