Disney is rumored to have ten Star Wars projects in the works, and according to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens’ director J.J. Abrams, the Mouse House is entertaining some “really cool” ideas regarding the space-faring franchise.
“It is very exciting to see how it is being put together," Abrams told The Sun. Confirming, "There are some really cool things being discussed." While Abrams closely guarded ‘The Force Awakens’ details leading up to the film’s release, it appears ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ director Rian Johnson plans to be more inclusive in sharing production details with fans.
Daisy Ridley, who is reprising her role as Rey, told ET, “I think Rian actually wants to be a bit cheekier with the little tidbits of information that come out.” Referring to social media posts by franchise veterans Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher revealing the mock working title ‘Space Bear: Episode VIII,’ Ridley said, “You can see, even with the way Mark and Carrie posted pictures with their chairs, it’s a little bit freer.”
Ridley, Hamill and Fisher will share the screen with Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke and John Boyega as Finn in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’, which is scheduled to debut December 15, 2017. In the meantime, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on April 5, 2016 and the Star Wars spin-off ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ opens December 18, 2016.