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The STAR WARS Films Will Be Based On An Original Concept

November 3, 2012
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In the wake of yesterday's historic news: Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and is planning to release the next "Star Wars" film in 2015, fans have begun to speculate about the future of the franchise.

Of course we know that Disney plans to release a new "Star Wars" movie every two years following the release of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in 2015, fulfilling George Lucas' long-term goal of creating a nine-film series arc for the franchise.

The questions now become: Who will direct this next trilogy? What will they be about? And which characters will they focus on? We speculated on these very queries on today's AMC Movie News Podcast.

Some fans have suggested that the films will draw on Timothy Zahn's "Thrawn Trilogy," but E Online reports that they will in fact be based on an original concept. We have already reported the the next trilogy will be developed with a "lengthy treatment" from Lucas himself as its foundation.

But, we may see the universe expanded even further into the realms of television (as was suggested in yesterday's conference call with Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger) and new media. And THR reports that "one possibility being considered is an Avengers-style movie universe" which would include the central trilogy as well as several spin-off films with a focus on individual characters.

What would you like to see from these next installments in the "Star Wars" cinematic universe?

We will continue to keep you updated as details on "Star Wars" emerge!

Meanwhile, take a look at what Darth Vader is up to now that the purchase has taken place in the video below.

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