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Disney to release new 'Star Wars' film every summer

Update : 30 Apr 2013, 09:24 AM

Disney and Lucas film reportedly told “Cinema Con” attendees that after Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in 2015, fans will see a new Star Wars movie every subsequent summer.

These annual releases will include the other two movies in the new trilogy and several standalone films, which will focus on specific characters from the Star Wars franchise.

The main episodes — VIII and IX — will be released every other summer and a standalone movie will be released during the off years, film sites reported when the news broke during a “Cinema Con” session in Las Vegas. “Cinema Con” brings together movie theater owners.

J.J. Abrams, director of the latest Star Trek movies, will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, Disney and Lucas film announced on in January. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the standalone films in February, adding that "They are not part of the overall saga."

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