16 Sep – Disney CFO Jay Rasulo has revealed that Disney has plans to make "Star Wars" origin films.
Rasulo said that there would be one "Star Wars" film, either a trilogy or an origin, slated every year for the foreseeable future, as reported by Variety.
There were plans in the works for a Yoda-centred film and also of similar plans for Han Solo and Boba Fett last February, but there have been no confirmations of plans to make an origin film for the franchise until last Tuesday.
There are also speculations that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo but there have yet to be any official confirmations regarding it.
So far there have been speculations of the original cast of the "Star Wars" franchise such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamilton and Carrie Fisher returning to the franchise in "Star Wars: Episode VII". There has also been a rumour of Ewan McGregor reprising his role as Obi-Wan.
Reports are also out that director J.J. Abrams intends to defy his bosses at Disney. Sources say that Abrams is building a green room, sound studios and other upgrades at his Bad Robot production company's headquarters in Santa Monica, Los Angeles just for "Episode VII". This means that Abrams could complete a large portion of his film in his home state.
Earlier this year, Abrams expressed his irritation of Disney's plans to shoot "Episode VII" in London after he reportedly began work building new post production facilities in California.