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Speculation Spin-off movie release dates

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by chris hayes, Nov 23, 2013.

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  1. EHT

    EHT New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I just gave this thread a more fitting title so it can stay open and host ongoing discussion about possible release dates for the spin-off movies.
     
  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Was gonna pull for May 2016 but I'm thinking either A) December 2016 (keep the Star Wars at X-Mas vibe going) or they officially move back to May in 2017 (less Star Wars tradition than Summer blockbuster season kick-off spot... which is actually starting to spill into April)
     
  3. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm sure they'll take the place over.
     
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  4. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I wouldn't mind one bit seeing two Star Wars movies six months apart. If the film is good and ready to go in that time what's waiting a year going to do? It's not going to make the film any better or worse for me.
     
  5. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm thinking Dec 2016 but then it has to go up against Avatar 2 however if they delayed the first spin off till May 2017 that means EP8 could move back into the May tradition by going May 2018 however Big Bob wants a Star Wars movie released every year so then does that mean there all going into December from now on ?..........
     
  6. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    That makes sense I think but I wouldn't make any bets on it. Who knows really. The thing is that I don't think Disney wants to put SW movies out 5 months apart. IE I don't think they want to release E7 in December 2015 and then the first spinoff in May of 2016. So a year later would be December . . .
     
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  7. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah December 2016 is the most likely date for the first spin-off & if they have a 2 week gap between Avatar 2 they should be ok bearing in mind Avatar 2 is likely to take a lot less money than the first one.......
     
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  8. TheTwinSuns

    TheTwinSuns Jedi Knight star 3

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    How about November 2016?
     
  9. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If they can release Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy less than half a year apart then they release the first Star Wars spin-off without waiting a year after Episode VII. I don't think a holiday season release for Episode VII means all future Star Wars movies will be released in the future holiday seasons. Remember, the ST will make money no matter when they decide the films, but the spin-offs aren't a sure thing.
     
  10. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes no problem there at least you won't have the Avatar competition......
     
  11. TheTwinSuns

    TheTwinSuns Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yeah. If it's released in December, it will be a bloodbath.
     
  12. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    Yeah, it's entirely possible the first Star Wars spin-off will be like April or August ala Cap 2 / Guardians. Less competition. Heck, May blockbuster season is starting to bleed over into April now anyway. (see Cap / Fast & Furious)
     
  13. markdeez33

    markdeez33 Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think there will be a new tradition of Star Wars films releasing during The Life Day season
     
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  14. YellowSaberMaster

    YellowSaberMaster Jedi Master star 1

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    I think that the only thing that can be counted on being set to a schedule is Ep.7-9. The spin-off movies will probably be released to maintain a certain amount of income to the Disney coffers. I don't have facts to back this up but - we've seen movies be released in theaters, then a set schedule where their video release is like, 4 months after the day it premiered. And don't the movie exec-types try to set the vid release to capitalize on consumers' holiday spending? It makes sense to have the DVD / Blu-ray be made available just when people are out shopping for gifts.
     
  15. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    That's also a good point. I can see Iger accepting that the "Episode" movie theatrical releases could now be locked into X-Mas time but damn skippy he's gonna try his hardest to get Spin-Off movies available to X-Mas holiday purchasing season. Imagine the double profits! "Buy this Blu Ray of Spin Off #1 and get a free small coke when you buy a ticket for Episode 8!" or something along those lines.
     
  16. 1SWfan

    1SWfan Jedi Knight star 1

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    And in New York coke will be a government mandated super duper healthy cola colored water.......
     
  17. pete brock

    pete brock Jedi Youngling

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    it's soon
     
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