Disney To Produce Two Star Wars Spin-offs After Episode VII

If you listen carefully, you might hear the sighs of thousands of annoyed Star Wars fans, carried by the wind, as Disney has announced this week that they are starting work on two spin-offs of the franchise.

The two films will reportedly focus on Han Solo and Boba Fett, respectively, MTV News reports. Fortunately, the fanboys and fangirls will have a choice of whether to count the new mythology that the films will undoubtedly introduce, as they will not be a part of the franchise, as Disney CEO Bob Iger explained in his announcement on Tuesday: "We are in development of a few standalone films that are not part of the 'Star Wars' saga," he said. "There are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films." However, the two separate stories will only be released after the upcoming Episode VII, which the studio is gearing for a 2015 release. After the surprise announcement of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, many have been holding their breath to see where the studio takes the beloved franchise.

According to CNN, the new films will be penned by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg. While Kasdan is a well known player in the franchise, having worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Kinberg’s credentials are a bit more iffy. Mr & Mrs Smith, Sherlock Holmes – those were pretty great to look at, but in terms of script, they weren't really all that memorable. So it’s all up in the air for Star Wars at this point. The Galaxy hangs in the balance and maybe Disney will manage to introduce the beloved series to a whole new generation of fans.


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