It looks like the Star Wars franchise might outlive us all! Disney just confirmed that there is another Star Wars movie in the works, so feel free to break out your lightsabers and Jedi mind tricks and may the force be with you.
Just when you thought Star Wars was going to take a break and regroup, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at an investor meeting that there is already a third stand-alone film in the works, Deadline reported. According to Iger, he has already hired a writer for the third Star Wars film, which is expected to hit theaters in 2020 and its all thanks to the success of the yet-to be released movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
“We love what we’ve seen [for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story]” Iger told investors via Deadline. “It does not fit neatly into the Skywalker saga.”
Like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters this December, the newest mention of a Star Wars film will be another standalone movie fitting into the anthology that begins in December and will continue with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s currently untitled Han Solo film, set to be in theaters in 2018.
Iger also announced that Star Wars is coming to another theme park. “We’re going to open a huge Pandora or Avatar Land in Animal Kingdom [in Orlando],” Iger said. “We’re also building two Star Wars attractions for Florida and California. We haven’t been specific about when they will come on line, but we’re in the building process already.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16