Disney Chairman Bob Iger briefly spoke to BBC Newsbeat about the future of the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, stating they both have a strong future ahead of them for years to come. He even revealed that they are indeed planning films beyond Star Wars: Episode IX.
“There are five Star Wars films - four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens - that are in varying stages of development and production,” Disney chairman Bob Iger has told Newsbeat.
“There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.”
Iger, didn’t get into details but we know that projects like the Boba Fett (likely that fifth movie) standalone are still being developed, along with other rumored potential spin-offs that are said to focus on The Hutts, Yoda, and Obi Wan Kenobi. Although, those projects have been more talked about rather than actually placed into development.
It’s very likely if they keep to this rapid shooting schedule they could easily put another main saga trilogy in the works as well. I’m sure Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are likely game to keep being apart of the films, that’s if their characters survive the first trilogy.
This could well be the reasoning why the studio doesn’t want to get overwhelmed by trying to tackle a live-action series, when that material could be better suited for the screen instead.
Zack Snyder and Matthew Vaughn even pitched movie ideas to Lucasfilm set in the universe, which could get picked-up in the future when the directors are less busy.