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What better way to start the day.  Star Wars spinoff movies.  Nice!  Two are already confirmed.
Now yesterday there was an unconfirmed report that Yoda was going to be the main focus of one of those movies.  Normally I don’t listen to rumours but the fact that today we get this statement from Lucasfilm makes me wonder if this is true.  When the news broke that JJ Abrams will be directing a day before the big announcement, Lucasfilm had to confirm the rumours were true.  I wonder if the same thing is happening here?

Heres what StarWars.com has to say.

The Star Wars cinematic galaxy is about to experience a Big Bang. Lucasfilm is officially announcing new spinoff films that will expand the mythos and depths of the Star Wars universe in previously unexplored ways.

One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer ofReturn of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.

In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”

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