The last few months have been filled with super hero news, all the latest rumors about your favorite Marvel and DC franchises as they make their way from the page to the screen. It’s been prolific enough that many may have even forgotten the news that was dominating earlier this year, that of Disney’s upcoming Star Wars projects. Aside from J.J. Abrams spearheading the assault with Episode VII and a few writing credits, there’s been little new to learn. Now, a few more details have slipped between the cracks about what we might expect from Star Wars over the next few years.
First and foremost, it looks like the running plan is to start with Episode VII in 2015 and then to jump back and forth with release dates to accommodate the Episode #s and the spin-off projects. The first couple of spin-offs also appear to be on the table as least as far as subjects go.
One of the first will revolve around Han Solo and Chewie in their younger years. You know, back when they cruised the galaxy bringing in the dollar bills and chasing tail. Well, maybe Disney won’t put quite that spin on it, but you get the idea.
The second will be about none-other-than the 10-minutes of fame character himself, Boba Fett. Unfortunately, there are no details on what they wish to do with that project yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see. I imagine bounties will be involved somehow.
Also, it looks like Disney is putting together another Star Wars animated TV series, this one entitled Star Wars: Rebels. Bringing together new faces and old, the series is said to follow the rise of the Rebel Alliance, detailing how they came to be the formidable force that we first meet in Episode IV.
It looks like we have a long future of Star Wars ahead of us folks, so let’s hope the start with a bang and continue to impress as the years go on.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.