Yesterday, Disney's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo spoke about Disneys $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm at an investor conference, stating the companies excitement regarding the Star Wars property.
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Though what was said was mostly regards the companies plans financially, Rasulo did confirm that one Star Wars trilogy movie, or one origin story movie will appear on the release schedule every year, starting with 2015's Episode VII.
The mention of 'origin movie' as oppossed to 'stand alone movie' suggests that the possible Boba Fett, Han Solo and Yoda movies may in actual fact tell of the characters origins as opposed to stand alone adventures.
While intriquing this could also be more limiting, especially if all non-trilogy Star Wars movies are to be origin stories. The idea of a stand-alone movie while allowing for an origin tale also allows for a much wider scope.
However take into account the possibility that he may have been generalising, hinting that an origin story for one of the characters is in the works, as it will be highly doubtful that all non-trilogy movies have been planned out at this point. Also there is the inevitable possibility that their plans, if set in stone at this point in time, can change in reaction to negative market polls, test screenings and/or box office performances.
For those interested here is exactly what Rasulo had to say...
...regarding any financial worries - "...of all our worries, 'Star Wars' is not one of them,"
...regarding merchandise - "...the market is extremely hot for everything 'Star Wars.'" "... an'evergreen property.'" "This is not a new franchise for kids," "The sky's the limit, theres incredible flexibility, It's an unbelievable palette to create from." "We will lay the groundwork for that... and when the film comes out in 2015, we'll be ready to blow it out,"
...stating Disney's priority - "...to put out a great film first,"
...regarding the movies, and all future movies budgets - "...there needs to be a cap on (budgets of) tentpole movies. Going Forward, we will see a cap on spending on those movies,"
...regarding any more acquisitions Disney may be interested in - "We are not in a position today where we feel there's a necessity to buy something. We don't feel like there are holes that there are out there we're trying to fill."
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