Million fans of Star Wars will undoubtedly throw the bash of excitement as Star Wars sequel trilogy created by George Lucas distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, will again bang the big screens coming December, 2016 for it spin-off movie all over the globe.
The trilogy will consist of episodes 7, 8 & 9. Lucas originally planned a sequel trilogy in the mid-1970s but had abandoned these plans by the late 1990s.
In 2012, The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucas film and announced production of a sequel trilogy.
The first installment of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released December, 2015. The film was directed by J. J. Abrams who co-wrote the screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt.
Former characters played by Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and other main cast members from the original trilogy, Star Wars Episode I to III, returned to reprise their roles along with other stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac.
Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed release plans for both ‘Episode 8’ and ‘Episode 9’ that will kick-off 2017 and 2019, respectively.
He said, “I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait…” added that, “it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; coming December, 2016 we’ll release our first spin-off/stand-alone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode 8 in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode 9 in 2019.”
Star Wars: Episode 7 ‘The Force Awakens’ may have only hit cinemas, but it leaves so many unanswered questions that people are already starting to theorize as to what might happen in Star Wars 8, Star Wars 9, and the spin-off movies.
Star Wars: Episode 8 will be written and directed by Rian Johnson. Plot details though being kept undercover, but spoilers ahead, as what seen in The Force Awakens, can probably expect to see ‘Rey’ played by Daisy Ridley being filled in and possibly trained by Luke Skywalker.
‘Finn’ on the other hand, played by John Boyega will recover from his lightsaber injuries caused by Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Snoke (Andy Serkis) launching a new base.
The second stand-alone film will hit theaters in between, 2018. Bob Iger also said that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only the beginning…
Hence, it will only leave lots of rumors and speculations as to how vast the Star Wars universe will truly become under Walt Disney Pictures.