Disney to keep making Star Wars films until long after you're dead

There are currently six Star Wars films in the works for the next six years

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It has been ten years - ten years! - since the last Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith, and people are very, very excited for the next instalment in the franchise, The Force Awakens.

If the wait between those two films was too long, fear not, as Disney won’t leave you waiting that long again ever. Ever. 

According to Wired, Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to release a new Star Wars film every year until people stop going to see them at the cinema. Seeing as The Force Awakens recently became the fastest selling movie of all time, this probably won’t happen in our life times, if ever.

After talking with Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy as well as the studio’s chief creative designer, John Knoll, writer Adam Rodgers wrote: “If the people at the Walt Disney Company, which bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, have anything to say about it, the past four decades of Star Wars were merely prologue.

“If everything works out for Disney, and if you are old enough to have been conscious for the first Star Wars film, you will probably not live to see the last one. It’s the forever franchise.”

That’s right, people: you will probably not live long enough to see the final Star Wars movie.

According to the report, the studios are hoping to take the Marvel formula - that of creating a huge cinematic universe with numerous TV spin-offs, comic book adaptions, toys, video games etc - over to the Star Wars universe. 

There are currently six Star Wars films confirmed for the next six years, including episodes VII, VIII, IX, Rogue One and an untitled Han Solo film. 

After that, who knows. People are speculating Chewbacca may get a trilogy of his own, or perhaps Jar Jar Binks will finally get his moment in a solo film. The possibilities are endless…