Disney may be following the Marvel strategy with LucasFilm by releasing 2 or 3 Star Wars movies every year!
So, before you lose your minds with that headline, remember that we have spent the last 35 years with a total of 6 movies, 2 Ewoks movies, 1 Holiday Special, 1 animated movie and 2 animated series. Add to that all of the comic books and official novels and there is more than enough material for what Disney has planned.
Up until now, we were under the impression that we would be getting a new STAR WARS movie every 2-3 years, starting with STAR WARS: EPISODE VII in 2015. Well, according to the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy says that Disney is planning for something more like two or three STAR WARS movies every year!
This means that we would could potentially see the Skywalker timeline as the main series (think THE AVENGERS) while also getting extended universe movies that build up to each main film (think THOR, IRON MAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). This means we could see the Zahn trilogy become a reality or we could be talking Knights of the Old Republic. 2-3 movies a year means we could see all of those dream directors helming their own bit of the series. We could get darker, adult STAR WARS, animated ones for the kids, the mind boggles at the possibilities!
And no, we can not have too much STAR WARS. Marvel has got their shit in order and the movies are getting better and better. Why can;t STAR WARS be the same way?
So, buckle up everyone, because there is a lot of Jedi goodness coming our way!