Though the current focus is rightly on director J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII as production is set to begin in earnest next week, Disney is also cognizant of the larger picture for its Star Wars franchise. We know that Episode VII will be followed by Episode VIII and Episode IX to fill out the new trilogy, and we also know that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing Star Wars spinoff films to pad their release schedule over the next decade. This plan is not unlike Marvel Studios’ approach to their cinematic universe, and is yet another example of what The Avengers hath wrought.
Disney had previously acknowledged that there would definitely be two Star Wars spinoff films in the pipeline, but speaking today, CEO Bob Iger revealed that “at least three” spinoff movies are now planned. Hit the jump for more.