Disney might be the cuddly Mouse House, but the company is also ruthless and cunning when it comes to its intellectual property. So, if you thought they’d just let Star Wars fade away after a new trilogy and a few spinoffs, you’d be dead wrong.
Disney CEO Bob Iger recently revealed, via Variety, that the company has a creative team mapping out stories for at least “another decade and a half of Star Wars stories.” For those keeping count, it means we could be waiting in line for Star Wars: Episode XVI in about 15 years. Which, honestly, isn’t much of a surprise. Even though it's positively mind-boggling.
Star Wars movies are basically the Hollywood equivalent of printing money, and Rogue One served as a test case to prove that fans will still turn out for Star Wars-adjacent stories. As the Expanded Universe has shown for decades, this franchise is an enormous world with near-limitless potential. And Disney seems keen to push the boundaries of just how many stories they can tell within it. If the Marvel Cinematic Universe is any indication, Disney could certainly make good on its long-term hopes.
So, buckle up Star Wars fans — we’ll be spending a whole lot more time in a galaxy far, far away.