Time for Chewbacca's solo: Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger drops a nugget on the CNBC crew during his...

Time for Chewbacca's solo: Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger drops a nugget on the CNBC crew during his post-earnings pep session. The exec says the company will develop stand-alone films using Star Wars characters with a slate of movies tentatively scheduled for release between 2015 and 2021.

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  • jefrank
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    Maybe we'll actually get to see the Wookie home world that we were supposed to see in Return of the Jedi!


    The Star Wars universe has so many characters that the possibilities are practically endless.
    5 Feb 2013, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • Godzilla7
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    Er, Kashyyk (the Wookiee homeworld) was already shown in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!
    Hopefully the rumoured Boba Fett movie will now get made. How long before we see a lift in Disney's share price on the back of Star Wars? I frankly can't believe Lucas sold the lot for only $4bn. I think history will show that was one of the biggest bargains of all time.
    5 Feb 2013, 06:15 PM Reply Like
  • jefrank
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    Oh yeah... that movie (Episode III)... highly forgettable,a long with the rest of the prequels. Still trying to block them from my mind, and, apparently, partially succeeding. lol


    I agree with the assessment that $4B for the franchise, along with Skywalker Sound, is going to be a long-term bargain. The possibilities for the theme park(s), alone, are endless. Disney can't capitalize on the Marvel characters because of the perpetual license that Universal holds, but they could take Star Wars to new heights of theme park heaven.
    6 Feb 2013, 11:58 AM Reply Like
  • inmocean
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    I'm surprised that that Disney thinks that the Star Wars movie could do very many spinoffs. Chewbacca was never a developed character, nor were most of the characters, as much as they tried to interest the viewers in Jar Jar Binks. And those that were (Luke, Han, Prcs. Leia, Darth, Yoda and Obi-wan), IMHO, would do better to stand together in sequels.
    5 Feb 2013, 06:35 PM Reply Like
  • jefrank
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    Just because those characters weren't well developed under Lucas (and his constant "revisioning" of the original films) doesn't mean that there isn't room to develop them further and base sequels (or TV shows or video games) around them and their backstories.
    6 Feb 2013, 12:00 PM Reply Like
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