This may come as a surprising development to some, but Disney likes money. They really like it. So much so that they spent four billion dollars on the rights to Star Wars in order to make what I can only estimate is four quadrillion dollars (note: not a box office expert). Since acquiring the rights, Disney has released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and planted flags for the next four years for annual Star Wars releases, alternating between saga film and anthology film.
We have Rogue One hitting theaters next year, with Episode 8 hitting in 2017, the Han Solo spin-off in 2019, and finally Episode 9 in 2019. 2020 was a bit of a question mark. Would Disney take a break from Star Wars after finishing their new trilogy? Ha, like there was ever any chance of that.
Still, 2020 was the only year in the next five years that lacked a Star Wars release. Unsurprisingly, that has changed.
Courtesy of Deadline, Disney chief executive Bob Iger confirmed that another Star Wars anthology spin-off is set for release in 2020. No other details were given, other than the fact that it would not be a saga film (here’s hoping for that solo Boba Fett movie they’ll inevitably make).
Iger also mentioned he recently had a meeting with Luscasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy and “started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond,” similar to the meeting he had with Marvel Entertainment, mapping out the next decade of these two properties.
Disney likes money as much as I like Marvel and Star Wars, so I’ll happily ride this train with them until the end of time (or until they start sucking). What do you guys think? Excited about another anthology film in 2020? Any speculation as to what it’ll be? Sound off in the comments below.