Disney aims to release a new Star Wars film EVERY summer

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Apr 17, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT (Updated)

We knew that Disney was taking the Star Wars business seriously, but fans might get even more than they’d bargained for over the next few years.

Beginning in 2015 with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, the Mouse House is planning to release a new Star Wars film every summer for the foreseeable future. 

Disney made the announcement at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, saying they’ll offer up a new Star Wars every summer, with the schedule alternating between the new trilogy and proposed standalone films. Basically, we’ll get a proper “episode” every other year, with standalone universe stories sprinkled in to double the fun.

Considering the success Disney has had with a big-picture approach to Marvel’s release schedule, it makes sense they’d want to do the same thing with Star Wars. It’s arguably one of the biggest sci-fi franchises in existence, and there is a lot of potential there to tap.

With at least six movies apparently coming down the pike, Disney seems more than ready to make use of their latest investment. As long as they keep the quality up (a la Marvel) fans will come, meaning it’s easy money to keep cranking out movies. Heck, could it go on forever?

What do you think of the news? Are you psyched we’ll be getting so many Star Wars films, or do you fear it’ll be overkill?

(Via ComingSoon.net)