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Star Wars: Origins

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In a meeting with investors, Disney's Chief Financial Officer, Jay Rasulo confirmed that three spin-off Star Wars films released in 2016, 2018 and 2020 are to be origin stories. Current reports suggest the first of which will give us a chance to see Han Solo's early years - hopefully giving us a chance to witness him completing the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. The other two films are widely expected to feature back stories for both Boba Fett and Yoda.

As we well know these won't be the first Star Wars and also they're not the first live-action spin-offs (the flaky post-Jedi Ewok films take that dubious crown). But let's hope that Disney are able to give us what Lucas failed to deliver...

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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