Star Wars News, Spoilers & Update: Disney’s CEO Bob Iger Reveals More About Future Star Wars Movies

By Faye F. , Updated Dec 11, 2016 12:23 PM EST
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Variety catches up with Disney's CEO Bob Iger to give an update about the upcoming Star Wars movies from the company during the 'Rogue One: A Star Wars World Premier'.

See the video here:

Here's what Bob Iger has to say about the future movies planned for the Star Wars franchise: "We've made Star Wars VII, shot Star Wars VIII. The title will be announced at some point. That comes out in 2017. And then we have another standalone film, which is the origin story of Han Solo, that will come out in 2018. 2019 will be Star Wars IX, with director Colin Trevorrow. That's being written. We have another standalone Star Wars story that's in development, and we don't have any other specifics to share with the world right now, but I can guarantee there will be more Star Wars films."

What's interesting is that Disney's CEO confirms that there is definitely going to be a third anthology movie in the works. Just a brief background--when Disney purchased Lucasfilm back in 2012, they promised 2 series of Star Wars films. The first series is the sequel trilogy which consists of Episode VII, VIII and IX, and the second series are the anthology film, with Rogue One being the first. New and old fans can expect to see a Star Wars movie every year up until 2020.

But last year, director Josh Trank, who was originally the one to direct the third anthology film--a Boba Fett-centric spin-off--left the project and the spin-off was supposedly shelved by Disney instead, which hindered the original schedule of having new films released until 2020.

However, Disney's CEO confirmed in another interview earlier this year that there is already a writer working on the 2020 film, although it's not yet clear whether it's still focused on Boba Fett. And he confirms with Variety today that the third anthology movie is still in the works.

But it remains to be seen whether that third film will still be about Boba Fett, or if it will be released on 2020. All the other titles mentioned by Bob Iger such as Episode VIII, IX and the Han Solo-focused second anthology film already have writer-director teams assigned to them. The only thing confirmed about the third anthology is that there is a writer working on the script.

Who knows, the famous Mandalorian bounty hunter might find its way back in the 2020 schedule of Star Wars.

To see more about Bob Iger's plans in development for Star Wars, watch this video here:

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