Pictures and Lucasfilm
made a special announcement earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas revealing that they will be releasing a new Star Wars
film EVERY summer after the initial release of Star Wars: Episode VII
. According to ComingSoon
, the studio explained that the upcoming releases will alternate between the new trilogy, which will have its first entry directed by J.J. Abrams, and the highly-anticipated standalone films
that are set to follow individual characters within the expansive Star Wars
universe created by George Lucas."
They might be able to pull it off, but I'm incredibly skeptical about the 2015 release. Are they kidding? That's barely two years from now. I just can't see it materializing this soon.