TBO.com: Tampa Bay Online.
Thursday, Jul 28, 2016
Movies

'Star Wars' films to come yearly starting in 2015

LAS VEGAS — Disney is turning “Star Wars” films into an annual summer ritual. Walt Disney Co. chairman Alan Horn announced today that the studio would release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015. The parade of films will start with “Star Wars: Episode VII,” directed by J.J. Abrams. Horn said the studio will then alternate films in the new “Star Wars” trilogies with spin-off films drawn from the same universe.
He made the announcement during a presentation at the movie theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Disney announced plans to reboot the space franchise after buying Lucasfilm Ltd. last year.