For those that cannot get enough Star Wars in their lives, then prepare to dine out over the next decade or more. If you are experiencing some fatigue, then pace yourself. Because, according to reports from starwarsnews.net, there is a jam-packed schedule being slated by LucasFilm in a bid to maximize viewership.
The first cab off the rank is said to focus on Obi-Wan. An installment that will bridge the gap between the original trilogy and the rebooted prequels as the source told the website.
"Kathleen Kennedy and the rest of LucasFilm fully intend to make an Obi-Wan movie set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with Ewan McGregor in tow," they remarked. "I want to emphasize that it's a movie, singular, not a trilogy. Rogue One's Gareth Edwards could be returning to the director's chair, as Kathleen Kennedy was happy with his work on that film. The team of producers and writers are going to be different than Rogue One. An announcement of an Obi-Wan movie might just be one of the big surprises at Celebration Orlando. This possibility is supported by the existence of a few materials that were made in conjunction with the event."
Boba The Bounty Hunter To Be Examined
One of the more iconic characters from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi is the bounty hunter Boba Fett. As speculation around a spinoff for him has been on and off for some time, the source explains that it is a title still alive and kicking but will be more of a collective blockbuster.
"Rest assured, the Boba Fett movie is not dead," they said. "As far as I can tell, the movie will most likely not be an origin story. It's not strictly a Boba Fett movie, but a film about an ensemble of bounty hunters on an adventure. It sounds as though Fett is just one important component to the movie as opposed to the central character. The project is basically going to use the same pitch that it would have had if Trank had directed it. A script was not even ready at the point where Trank would have talked about his movie at Celebration Anaheim, the project has received further development thanks to Simon Kinberg's efforts."
Star Wars Romance Flick Eyeing Female Director
With Obi-Wan and Boba Fett looked after, a third production is said to focus on the young adult demographic with a more romantic hook than other installments.
"This Star Wars project is going to target the young-adult audience and have slight romantic themes to it. Said story is a tragedy...the 'love story' angle has more in common with Han & Leia's romance in The Empire Strikes Back than anything else. This is the first major step toward getting a Star Wars movie that's directed by a woman."
While animated television series from the Star Wars world has been a bit part player compared to the investment for the big screen blockbusters, don't think for one minute the studio will neglect this segment.
"Star Wars on television is going to become a big focus over the next few years. The new series might be more in-tune with the existing story arcs of the Star Wars saga instead of 'filling in gaps' like The Clone Wars and Rebels have. A lot of stuff is going into storage, more than the Original Trilogy at its peak."