Disney recently announced they would be releasing new Star Wars movie content every year, starting 2015. That same year is the official release of JJ Abrams Episode VII. They haven't officially announced which movies will come after Episode VII but Han Solo, Yoda and Boba Fett spinoffs are currently in production.
Various movie stills from the highly anticipated new Star Wars movie, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" have been released. The images feature several photos of the movie's new villains - characters Kylo Ren (Adam Driver from "Girls"), Captain Phasma ("Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (British actor Domhnall Gleeson), as well as leads John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey. "The Force Awakens" will be set 30 years after "Return of the Jedi," the third film in George Lucas' first "Star Wars" trilogy released between 1977 and 1983. It is the first of three new "Star Wars" films being produced by Walt Disney Co since it purchased the franchise from Lucasfilm in 2012 for for more than 4 billion dollars (USD). The six previously released "Star Wars" films have grossed more than 4.4 billion at the worldwide box office since 1977 and spawned a legion of devoted fans. "Star Wars: Episode VIII" is already in the works. It is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 18.
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“The seventh Star Wars movie just finished shooting at Pinewood. And I’m delighted to be able to tell you that a new Star Wars movie is already booked in,”
Last week, filmmaker and that he originally wanted to direct the new Star Wars movie, prior to Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012. Now, in a new interview with the website CinemaBlend, poor Lucas has revealed that all of his plans for the seventh Star Wars film were abandoned by Disney.