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USE THE FORCE Disney Plans Stand-Alone ‘Star Wars’ Films Director Abrams on Jan. 8. (Kevin Winter/Getty)

Disney Plans Stand-Alone ‘Star Wars’ Films

Help Disney, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on Tuesday that the company will create three stand-alone Star Wars films that will not be connected to the saga. The films will instead focus on character development. Star Wars VII, VIII and IX will be released over a roughly six-year period starting in 2015. Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has signed on to write the first film, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams.

February 6, 2013 7:50 AM