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, Disney’s chief financial officer Jay Rasulo addressed the future of Star Wars with Disney.
According to Variety, Rasulo confirmed that one “Star Wars” trilogy film or “origin story film” would appear on the release schedule starting with 2015’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 rumors—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 “The Lone Ranger” this summer, “there needs to be a cap on (budgets of) tentpole franchise movies."
That’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 company’s theme parks.
Rasulo called the Star Wars franchise an “evergreen property” that will keep on making money for the company.
No doubt that is music to the investors’ ears.