Are you tired of hearing about the carefully planned phases of Marvel releases? Guessing which character will join which story arc and how? The frenzied deductions about what each surprise teaser means? Guess what! It will never, ever end. Ever.
Now that Disney owns LucasFilm and its franchises, the entertainment company is looking to spin those properties into similarly Jenga-like media universes.
Disney CFO Jay Rasulo talked about Disney's plans for "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "investors should expect Lucasfilm to follow the successful Marvel path now that it is part of Disney as the company would look to push its content across various Disney and other platforms just like in the case of the Marvel acquisition."
Similarly, Disney plans to release new "Star Wars" films every year, starting with "Star Wars: Episode VII." This will include a trilogy, "standalone projects," and all the other types of media that Marvel has infiltrated. Does this mean we're in for multiple spin-off TV shows in the vein of "Agents of SHIELD" and Marvel's upcoming Netflix offerings? Based on the fan reception of that ABC drama, let's hope not... But there probably will be. Cue Chewbacca's Wookiee wail.