Star Wars Series Far From Over

Disney isn't keeping it a secret
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2016 3:36 PM CST
5 More Star Wars Films Already Planned
In this Sunday, Dec. 27 photo, Chinese fans dressed as Stormtroopers gesture as they arrive for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Shanghai, China.   (AP Photo)

Hate Star Wars spoilers? Click away now ... because five more Star Wars films are coming in what Entertainment Weekly calls "Disney’s not-quite-top-secret plan." Without further ado:

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. With a cast including Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, it chronicles a group of Rebel fighters trying to find plans for the Death Star before it's too late. Coming Dec. 16, 2016.
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII. Apparently starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac, it's due on May 26, 2017.
  • Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo (tentative title). Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will chronicle Han Solo's rise to full-fledged smuggler and scoundrel. Coming in 2019.
  • Star Wars: Episode IX and Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett are scheduled for 2019 and 2020, respectively, but little else is known.

Not too shabby, considering it took 38 years to produce the first seven Star Wars films. As the Independent puts it, "Start sourcing the ultimate Star Wars costume now, because less than a year is not long to wait." (See how George Lucas walked back his "epic slam" on Disney.)

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