Ever since it was first announced that Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm would result in a slew of new Star Wars movies, speculation has swirled around planned stand-alone films. Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts near Christmas this year. The first stand-alone film called Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, which will reportedly focus on a group of rebels stealing the plans of the original Death Star, will hit theaters in 2016.
Each year thereafter will see a new Star Wars film through at least 2020. Rumors have suggested origin stories for popular characters like Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda. Recently, a new source claimed that Solo and Fett will feature together in the second Anthology film due in 2018. The source also suggested that Yoda’s mysterious origin will be unveiled in 2020. From Schmoes Know:
It’s understandable that some may still be weary of a spin-off series, but unlike most Cinematic Universes where there’s unnecessary prequels, the Anthology films look to be telling a story we want to see, and it definitely seems to be in fan service. It’ll be hard for anyone to step into the roles of these iconic characters, but there’s a lot of talent out there…
… While Rouge One will be a war film and the 2018 film will be a western, the third Anthology film will be much more “mythological and spiritual” based. While it was once reported that a Mace Windu movie may be in the works, there’s been strong speculation that this could be an origin story regarding Yoda.
Expect to hear analysis from Schmoe’s Kristian Harloff when he hosts AMC Jedi Council this Thursday.