House of Mouse looks to cash in on Lucasfilm after spending $4 billion by releasing a lot of Star Wars films.
During an investor conference yesterday, Disneyâ€™s chief financial officer Jay Rasulo addressed the future of Star Wars with Disney.
According to Variety, Rasulo confirmed that one â€œStar Warsâ€ trilogy film or â€œorigin story filmâ€ would appear on the release schedule starting with 2015â€™s seventh installment from director J.J. Abrams.
It means that your favorite Star Wars characters will have backstory films. But who will have their own standalone film first?
Current rumors speculate it may be Han Solo or Yoda. Like any Star Wars rumorsâ€”nothing has been officially confirmed.
Although Disney may be aggressive with its release schedule, the company will be cautious on spending a lot of money for certain films.
It was noted after a poor performance of â€œThe Lone Rangerâ€ this summer, â€œthere needs to be a cap on (budgets of) tentpole franchise movies.”
Thatâ€™s too bad.
For the rest of the Star Wars news at this conference, Rasulo reiterated the licensing toy brand for kids and expanding the Star Wars brand at the companyâ€™s theme parks.
Rasulo called the Star Wars franchise an â€œevergreen propertyâ€ that will keep on making money for the company.
No doubt that is music to the investorsâ€™ ears.