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Disney channels the Force with another 15 years of Star Wars films

Disney channels the Force with another 15 years of Star Wars films

Star Wars fans have got another 15 years of cinematic updates to their favourite franchise to look forward to after Disney confirmed that it will continue to cash in on the popular series beyond an assumed cut-off date of 2019 – when Episode IX hits the big screen.

CEO Bob Iger let slip his long-term plans for the Star Wars universe during a question and answer session at the University of Southern California, saying: “We’re starting to talk about what could happen after Episode IX.

“We’ve got a creative team actually thinking about what could be another decade and a half of Star Wars stories. It’s kind of mind blowing spending an afternoon with a creative team thinking about that.”

Fandom has more immediate pleasures to ponder however with the release of The Last Jedi on 15 December, a film Iger describes as ‘quite good’.

The film also contains the final Star Wars scenes to be shot of Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia, who died in December last year.

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