Report: There May Be as Many as Nine Star Wars Movies in Development

Ackbar, lookin’ at all them Star Wars films.
Ackbar, lookin’ at all them Star Wars films.
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According to one actor involved in the Star Wars franchise, there is a lot going on.


That actor is Tom Kane, a voice actor who has held several roles in the franchise (he was Ackbar’s voice in The Last Jedi), and who is especially known for being the guy they call to voice Yoda when Frank Oz is busy. According to Kane, he isn’t aware of a Yoda movie in development—but he shared at a recent appearance at All Star Comic Con that there might be as many as nine films in current development.

The tweeter there is Aaron Goins, host of a Star Wars podcast and attendee of the aforementioned convention.

That’s a lot of Star Wars movies. That may include: Episode IX, Rian Johnson’s trilogy, Benioff and Weiss’s movies, and then a couple new side story films.

Important note here: just because a film idea is in development doesn’t mean it’s going to get made. Most films in early development don’t, in fact. But that’s still a lot of movies. At least we know that they’re busy planning for the future. The long, long future.



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I sense a disturbance in the force: As though a great many voices suddenly cried out in terror... and could not stop screaming. I fear a great devaluation is occuring, and Lucasfilm will be no more.

There will be asshats who blame this all on feminism. There will be those dickwads who claim liberalism is to blame. Others will simply say that star wars was done in the 1980's and should forever have remained untouched.

The truth is that nothing is as good as our fond memories of the originals we saw, and once something has been approached from every angle possible to steal whatever money can be made... you sort of look at it, sigh, and move on.

You don’t have to kill it: The past dies just well enough on its own. All you have to do is keep on fielding lesser versions of it in the light of day or destroy old characters in order to bump up your poorly selected heroes.