For years, the Star Wars franchise consisted of just the original trilogy. Then came the prequel trilogy starting in 1999. Now, fans of the franchise are in the midst of Star Wars overload with a new trilogy, standalone films, and if a rumor is true, nine more movies in the works.
At the All-Star Comic-Con in Tyson, Virginia, Star Wars voice actor Tom Kane spoke to an audience and said there are nine more Star Wars movies in development, according to a Saturday tweet from Twitter user Aaron Goins. Kane is a veteran voice actor who regularly provides the voice of Yoda for the Star Wars video games and made his debut in the films as the voice of Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In the tweet, the movies are in various stages of development with some being standalone movies, but none of the films planned will be solely about Yoda.
“Tom Kane seems to be somewhat in the know but very hesitant to share,” Goins tweeted. “[He] claims there are at least 9 Star Wars films in various stages of development, some individual character stories yet to be announced, but definitely not Yoda.”
While it might not surprise anyone that there are more Star Wars movies in the works, the idea of at least nine movies is a little shocking. Back in November, Lucasfilm confirmed there would be a new trilogy by Rian Johnson who directed The Last Jedi. As for standalone movies, one that is still not completely confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm is the Obi-Wan film. Last month, a movie starring Boba Fett was revealed, but still has yet to be confirmed, and there were talks of a Jabba the Hutt film.
If there are that many movies in development right now, then it will be interesting to see how the effects of the lackluster performance at the box office of Solo: A Star Wars will have on production.
Earlier in the week, details of George Lucas’ plans for his third Star Wars trilogy came out and proves that it was probably a good idea he sold the franchise to Disney.