Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed the official release dates for the upcoming Star Wars Sequels. The dates were included in an annual report sent out to Disney shareholders in which he also commented on the films.
Iger also let it slip that a much rumored Star Wars spin off based on the original characters will come out in 2016.
As has been known for some time, “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” will come out this December. The eighth movie will come out in 2017 and the ninth and probably last ever Star Wars movie in 2019.
Iger wrote, “As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming….and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage…I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one (The Force Awakens) will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.” This was revealed in Get Your Geek On’s Facebook page.
For people hoping for even more Star Wars movies, Iger’s words are hopeful. He specifically referred to “This trilogy.” Some are reading between the lines here and saying that this means there will be other trilogies to come. But to most normal people his choice of words here was not that significant.