This is a bit of a given but I sure like seeing it in print and still think it is a pretty interesting find. With rumors that Josh Trank’s abandoned film is being delayed, this could potentially prove insightful. Either way, this little block of text confirms that Lucasfilm’s intentions are to have five Star Wars films in five years:
I honestly mostly just like seeing that in print and having it confirmed again and again. We have heard Bob Iger drops this information in investor meetings more than we’ve ever seen it printed for consumers and retailers.
This is what Random House is making public via edelweiss. It of course doesn’t mean we will get five movies in five years, after all there’s a lot of rumors that Trank’s abandoned Star Wars is facing some delays as they select a new director and get it back on track. We have always heard that the intention of Lucasfilm was to keep Pinewood Studios for ten years, which meant the next ten years (more or less) would be spent making Star Wars films. Five in the next five years certainly supports that arrangement and if the films are successful (they will be), there will likely be a “phase 2” announced after Star Wars: Episode VIII.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
2. Star Wars: Anthology – Rogue One (2016)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII (2017)
Star Wars: Anthology #2 (2018 possibly)
Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)
Even with the abandoned Anthology film, we will likely see it on time or we’ll get two films in 2019 making this blurb true. The developments are so recent and it has only been publicly stated in the last few weeks that this blurb probably doesn’t give us any insight into that film being on track or not.
It is an exiting time to be a Star Wars fan, that’s for sure.