UPDATE: This Week's EW Cover: The Future Of STAR WARS - 2 Movies A Year Planned?

Obviously nothing new is featured, but Entertainment Weekly have mashed some classic images from the original Star Wars trilogy together for this week's cover. The mag will also include insights and ideas from some A-List filmmakers..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/15/2012


UPDATE: I haven't seen this in black and white myself so I can't say for certain whether it's true, but according to Geek Tyrant, in the issue Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy says that it won't just be a new trilogy we are getting, and that Disney plans of pumping out "two or three films a year". A lot more Star Wars than anyone was expecting I'm sure!

Be sure to pick up the issue when it hits stands tomorrow, November 16th









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superotherside - 11/15/2012, 9:10 AM
Bring on the new Star Wars movies!
JohnWilbanks - 11/15/2012, 10:29 AM
I think she was referring to Lucasfilm releasing 2-3 movies a year (Not actual Star Wars movies a year).
HeadPool420 - 11/15/2012, 10:29 AM
Damn I was hoping to see some of the story in the mag not just a photoshop cover. :/
VaCubFan - 11/15/2012, 10:37 AM
so... you haven't read the article, just heard from "someone" that it might contain something saying this...and you're posting it as a story anyway... are you FOX News?
RorMachine - 11/15/2012, 10:40 AM
No, I saw an article at Geektyrant - a source I trust. And yes I am FOX News. Hi.
AC1 - 11/15/2012, 10:41 AM
No, please, no. The idea of new Star Wars movies is kind of growing on me, but don't over do it by pumping out stuff needlessly. These should be event movies, meaning the audience should be left wanting more and be made to wait to further anticipation.

After the next trilogy, if they want to make more films go off into spin-offs, maybe focusing on other Jedi, or bounty hunters, or something else. But don't over do it to the point that people can no longer even collect the films because they'd take up too much room.
DrDoom - 11/15/2012, 10:49 AM
Two-three movies per year?

Mrcool210 - 11/15/2012, 10:50 AM
if we get 2 movies a year then have the new trilogy and a force unleashed trilogy at the same time
JordanKing - 11/15/2012, 10:53 AM
Isn't there a chance they just read it wrong and it actually said One ever 2 - 3 years as mentioned before?

Two or three SW films a year is a little overkill..
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/15/2012, 10:54 AM
@MrEko -



Lmfaooooo!!

0bstreperous - 11/15/2012, 10:57 AM
i feel betrayed by this i know we might get one or two half way decent movie but disney will crap on the 30+ years of expanded universe...

and let me just add toy story 3 was unnecessary (really andy's going to college??) to have the guy who penned that shows that these movies will be geared more towards kids ala jar jar binks and ewoks
DoctorDoak - 11/15/2012, 10:59 AM
ndwwrestler2 - 11/15/2012, 11:02 AM
@0bstreperous To be fair, the first three movies (4,5, and 6) were sort of targeted towards kids. It was cheesy good fun that also pleased adults.



The Prequels were more serious and the story was not well thought out, and they failed.
ndwwrestler2 - 11/15/2012, 11:03 AM
I wonder when they say 2-3 a year, are they talking about having one big event movie and 2 side stories/spinoffs? Or is it possible that this is all just one big misquote?
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/15/2012, 11:04 AM
Two-Three movies a year could effect on the final product. I think its better to take time with the story.
Unless they already have story ready.

Hope they dont focus on the original characters. Solo, Luke and Leia should cameo if nothing. Darth Vader better stay dead.
RorMachine - 11/15/2012, 11:11 AM
I'm really not sure of the exact quote, hence the "?" over this..but we'll find out soon enough as the mag hist 2mo.
RorMachine - 11/15/2012, 11:11 AM
*hits
ndwwrestler2 - 11/15/2012, 11:12 AM
@nachiwan Never EVER mix a twilight saga title with Boba Fett...EVER Again!
AlexDeLarge87 - 11/15/2012, 11:18 AM
MrEko@

MOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!
SugarYumYum - 11/15/2012, 11:39 AM
@cipher: lol that caught me too.

Now what is this article about? Oh, the 2 or 3 movies a year thing? Hmm. Doubt it. Would cost too much and people will lose steam and interest in the franchise quickly.
gaikinger - 11/15/2012, 11:44 AM
so much win!
GhostKILLERgx7 - 11/15/2012, 11:55 AM
i wonder if disney wants to set up a big movie like the avengers? i know its a long shot but that could be it.
TheBeard - 11/15/2012, 11:59 AM
I'd settle for a 90minute star wars movie thats just looped showing jar-jar binks being brutally murdered, over and over again.
kalisto2010 - 11/15/2012, 12:11 PM
I'm actually all for this idea. The fact of the matter is Starwars is just to big of a universe to properly depict in one film. There's so many characters, so many different stories to be told that not even a trilogy can do the Starwras universe any justice.

This means that Lucas Film is set to go beyond the Skywalker story, which a lot of you are clamoring for.
TheBeard - 11/15/2012, 12:32 PM
@ nomis god damint i laughed at that pic than read it, now i got his voice stuck in head.
jingorot - 11/15/2012, 1:50 PM
calling BS.

no way disney's stupid enough to oversaturate the market with star wars like that.

1 movie per year, AT MOST.
TurdFergunson - 11/15/2012, 1:51 PM
again, i hate to repeat myself but
Viltrumite - 11/15/2012, 1:57 PM
I'm 95% certain this quote was misread, misheard, or misconstrued. The press release from Lucasfilm when they announced the purchase by Disney said a new film every 2-3 years, not 2-3 films per year. It seems that they just got the facts a little bit mixed up.
ISleepNow - 11/15/2012, 2:01 PM
They will hopefully be making trilogies of these epochs of the Star Wars galactic backstory:





Nomis1800 - 11/15/2012, 2:33 PM
Not gonna happen.
PeterParker1991 - 11/15/2012, 4:02 PM
Definitely BS. This is why Mickey Mouse shouldn't own Star Wars
reverendjonnynemo - 11/15/2012, 4:36 PM
About DV's return: (From WikiPedia)

(Interview from May '08)

"TOTAL FILM: "Are you happy for new Star Wars tales to be told after you're gone?"

LUCAS: "I've left pretty explicit instructions for there not to be any more features. There will definitely be no Episodes VII–IX. That's because there isn't any story. I mean, I never thought of anything. And now there have been novels about the events after Episode VI, which isn't at all what I would have done with it. The Star Wars story is really the tragedy of Darth Vader. That is the story. Once Vader dies, he doesn't come back to life, the Emperor doesn't get cloned and Luke doesn't get married..."

That stayed in stone, huh?

graveyardtramp - 11/15/2012, 6:37 PM
Like all the movies Marvel are churning out, too much of even a good thing will eventually backfire on them.
Maximus101 - 11/15/2012, 8:44 PM
Ya that will be a mistake to release star wars movie that quickly. Take your time and make them amazing!
CapWriter - 11/15/2012, 9:33 PM
I'd be in favor of some animated movies like splinter of the mind's eye, shadows of the empire, and the zahn trilogy ... All in glorious CGI.
Unionjack - 11/16/2012, 12:27 AM
This could be very good or very bad!!! - although there are many options, such as animated movies, CGI movies and not just live action.

I just hope we get to see the planned live action TV show.

I met David Prowse yesterday and was talking to him about the buzz and he said Lucas will be heavily involved with the story for at least the initial new trilogy.
IgnurRant - 11/16/2012, 6:38 AM
The producers of Star Wars found out a long time ago that quantity is better than quality when you can produce sh*t material and the masses still flock to it anyways. If I was them I would have 3-4 films a year. Look how well the prequels and Clone Wars 2008 did finacially.
SirJediFrank - 11/16/2012, 11:53 AM
WEll they really want to get their $4B back ASAP right? lol!

hey guys you may wanna check this out:

10 Key Disney/LucasFilm issues regarding the near future of the Star Wars franchise

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ComicsStuffandElse/news/?a=69862

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