A New 'Star Wars' Movie Is Coming Every Summer Starting in 2015

The new trilogy starting with 'Star Wars: Episode VII' will alternate with standalone films, which will be announced in the future.

A new Star Wars movie is coming every summer starting in 2015
A new Star Wars movie is coming every summer starting in 2015
While at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this morning, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm announced that a new Star Wars movie will be released every summer for the foreseeable future starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII is set to launch a new trilogy that will be a continuation of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, with fan favorite characters Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia all expected to return. This trilogy will alternate every summer with the previously reported standalone films, the first of which will be released in 2016.

While an Untitled Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off and an Untitled Star Wars Boba Fett Spin-Off have been rumored to be in the works, no official standalone title has been announced. It is also expected that Yoda and Jabba the Hutt may get their own movies. While these films are being released in the summertime, no official release date has been announced. It is also not known how many standalone films are planned, but there will be at least three to coincide with the new trilogy.

J.J. Abrams is directed from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. The film is expected to be released in May of 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.


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  1. Titanictom

    The Star Wars Encyclopedia-3 HardCover Book Set If A Fan...Make Freinds With it!!!! Other Then That As Darth Vader Said "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing"!

    1 year agoby @titanictomFlag

  2. Sean

    @a7sus4 Same here.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Zak Lee Ferguson

    The idea of Stand Alone films is one that would benefit the series but it wont be the stabled Saga ----- Abrams will make sure he makes the Saga so huge, so emotional and as usual smart but tangible they will cling onto this system till that specific sequences has died out...then the stand alones will work better

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  4. Avian

    This is very disappointing.

    1 year agoby @avian005Flag

  5. Fry_3000

    Too much Star Wars isn't always a good thing

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  6. LuxoIII

    @mr-k Yeah, because if we've learned anything from Pixar and Marvel, it's that there's no way you can get consistent-quality movies one year after another. Oh, wait...

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    No f*cking way.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  8. The_Crow2k

    Sounds like a really bad idea.

    1 year agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  9. LuxoIII

    We'll see how far that goes. Pixar had planned doing that years before they actually accomplished it. They said we would get a Daniel Craig Bond film every 2 years, but look how that's been going.

    I want for it to happen, but that's a really tough commitment. I'll believe it when I see it.

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  10. A7sus4

    I'm game

    1 year agoby @a7sus4Flag

  11. Replicant

    I like that they'll alternate between the new trilogy and the stand-alone ones. Gives it a Marvel strategy vibe.

    And I guess a lot of Star Wars is better than no Star Wars...

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. moviegeek

    overload.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  13. Mr.K

    And they just ruin any chance of making a good Star Wars movie. Way to go Disney.

    1 year agoby @mr-kFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @thedude-abides They can.do it with merchandise alone even beofre episode 7 is released

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. incmob

    personally i think they are making a huge mistake. at least with george lucas he gave fans space in the market. I know disney is seeing $$$ and know they have a lucrative market with the property but this is really overkill. I think that is what happened with star trek prior to the reboot. everytime a show ended, seemed like they started a new one up, and movies were pumped out every 2-3 years with a tv show on at the same time since the next generation. I look forward to seeing them again but feel that this is milking a dry cows teat in my opinion.

    1 year agoby @incmobFlag

  16. thedude-abides

    If I were Lucas, I wouldn't have sold for anything less than 10 billion with the way Disney is going to milk this thing. Hell, Avatar made 2.8 billion worldwide just by itself, and that's just counting box office; it's nowhere near the brand Stars Wars is. I'd imagine Disney will make that 4 billion back in profit fairly quickly.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  17. AC

    Though I like Star Wars, I guess people will become sick and tired of it as time goes on. Too much lightsabers will be annoying. Same old..same old..

    1 year agoby @acFlag

  18. TheObserver

    They wont be able "de fournir a la demande".

    1 year agoby @TheObserverFlag

  19. Sean

    @the-movieghost If it turns out to be good, then yes, it was necessary.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Sean

    @Trangalanga10 Yes, he certainly will.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  21. Ghostman

    Too much Star Wars is too much.

    1 year agoby @ghostmanFlag

  22. SherlockHolmes2009

    Like the poster but they just need to focus on the new trilogy and stop getting ahead of themselves

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  23. justatadmatt

    They better start NOW. They could set it up with everything in pre-production soon and then film consecutively (i.e. Thor 2, Captain 2, GOTG)

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag

  24. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Hope this idea works.

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  25. the MovieGhost

    Is this really necessary?

    1 year agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  26. Zeeman1

    As long as JJ is back for Trek 3.

    1 year agoby @zeeman1Flag

  27. moviemouse

    Fuk that

    1 year agoby @moviemouseFlag

  28. Trangalanga10

    J.J. abrams will do a great job

    1 year agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  29. Nicholaus XX

    @bawnian-dexeus -- You have a cult following, I see.

    1 year agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag