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Speculation When will we get 2 Star Wars movies in a calendar year?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: New Films - No Spoilers Allowed' started by BigAl6ft6, Jan 22, 2017.

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When will we get 2 Star Wars movies in a year?

  1. before 2020

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  2. after 2020

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  3. ain't gonna happen

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  1. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    Right now it seems to be a one a year sked: 2017 - Episode VIII, 2018 - Han Solo: Origins, 2019 - Episode IX. We don't know what is in the hopper for 2020 so far (aside from the maybe Boba Fett flick Josh Trank got kicked off of). Will 2020 be the first year of 2 Star Wars movies? Will a release date for VIII or Han Solo slide and somehow we'll get them both opening in the same year? Will it never happen? Is there a secret Star Wars movie ready to be released next week? What? Who? When?

    Anyway, 2020 I think is the first chance we could see 2 Star Wars movies in year. Unless it'll never happen. Which I really doubt.
     
  2. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    After 2020. I see it happening at least once for sure. I mean even Pixar has had one calendar year so far where they have released two feature films.
     
  3. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Probably after 2020, but hopefully never.

    One movie and one animated TV season (and possibly one season of live action TV in the future) is enough in a calendar year for me. I like the wait, and the hype, and the expectations. If it's less than a year between movies it's going to take away from that.
     
  4. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost star 4

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    People always say this, and I just don't get it. How many Marvel movies have we had now? Well over a dozen, surely. I'm just stupidly excited for all three Marvel offerings this year. Hell, I'm excited to get Doctor Strange on blu-ray next month. As long as they're quality movies, I've got no problem with lots of them.
     
  5. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not talking about Star Wars fatigue, or anything like that, like some people are. I'm talking about wanting some time off when I don't constantly hype new Star Wars :p
     
  6. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost star 4

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    You and I are in different universes then - my Episode VIII countdown has been active since December 19th, 2015.
     
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  7. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Oh yeah, mine too - but the closer we are to a movie, the more the hype sets in for me.
    If we had more than one movie a year it would be at a constant high, which would make that high less impactful.
     
  8. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I am fully looking forward to being doped up on a string of Star Wars releases in a year meself.
     
  9. CowMoo

    CowMoo Jedi Master star 3

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    the release of the star wars movies will probably be staggered - probably no more than 1 a year. i think we can confidently look to, say, the release date of the harry potter films, which were generally about 1 a year at the most over a period of 10 years or so.
     
  10. dva3842

    dva3842 Jedi Master star 1

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    I'm fine with the current staggered scheduling because the saga movies are not disparate stories and characters like the MCU. That said, I kinda wish Disney would continue with some of their old sci-fi properties such as a remake of "The Black Hole" and a Tron 3 but get better directors & scripts.
     
  11. jaqen

    jaqen Chosen One star 5

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    Well, to be honest, it's already happening technically. Both The Force Awakens and Rouge One dominate the 2016 box office, and the same is likely to happen with Rouge One and The Last Jedi. We have never seen this kind of approach to Star Wars, where films are released so close together as to dominate box office in the same year.

    I hope it never gets closer, but I'm sure Disney will eventually start milking this thing to death.

    I'll miss the days when live action Star Wars films, good, bad, or ugly, were true, rare EVENTS. I absolutely do not want Star Wars to become a Marvel rip off, but I know Disney didn't spend 4 billion to treat the film series with the same rarity that George did.

    So yes, eventually we'll see films released in the same calendar year. Unfortunately.
     
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  12. Lulu Mars

    Lulu Mars Force Ghost star 4

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    I can see them filming Episodes X, XI and XII back-to-back and go for three consecutive Christmas releases, with summer spinoffs in between.
     
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  13. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Honestly hope it never happens.. And Don't see it happening my self.VIII got delayed, Han Solo rumored to be too..Seems they try to schedule them closer and doesn't work. Although not confirmed if HS will get delayed though.
     
  14. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Episode IX, Parts One and Two. Released two months apart.
    You can't let a trilogy finish after three films
    Part One will be all talky and Rey brooding and having doubts and generally be forgettable.
    Part two has the cool space battle and epic ligthsaber fight.
     
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  15. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Part 1 will have a scene where Rey tries to contact General Hux... "General Hux,, General Hux,, General Hux it's me Rey. General Hux, General Hux are you there? General Hux can you hear me? General Hux?!"
     
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  16. master_ kuato

    master_ kuato Jedi Padawan

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    Hopefully never.I prefer moderation.
     
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  17. Justrec

    Justrec Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hopefully never. More than one a year and the anticipation and magic dissipates. They will no longer be event films
     
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  18. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, this is the first time we are getting a SW movie half a year apart...That is if HS doesn't get delayed!
     
  19. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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    VII Dec 17
    Solo May? 18
    IX May? 19

    If they announce Boba Fett soon then with all the work already put into it then it could slot into Dec 18 if they wanted to.

    So Dec 19 is more likely (unless IX is for Dec 19 in which case Fett could go out in May 19)

    Then 2020 could be the start of 2 movies a year or 3 every 2 years at first and if that goes well then an increase to 2 a year.

    The whole point of Disney is to make money off of these.

    MCU movie timeline

    2008 2
    2009 none
    2010 1
    2011 2
    2012 1
    2013 2
    2014 2
    2015 2
    2016 2
    2017 3
    2018 3
    2019 3
     
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  20. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Marvel's gonna go exponential!
     
  21. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Slightly off-topic I know, but real quick:

    What are the three coming in 17-19? Are you counting Spider man Homecoming in that? I get 2017 then. Otherwise I'm not sure what the 3rd ones will be for '18 and '19?


    ON topic:


    I voted that they'll start after 2020. What I really meant there was after this ST is done. I see no reason why they wouldn't be able to do two spinoffs in a year. If Marvel is able to do 3 for crying out loud, I'm sure they can swing 2 for SW. And I'd love that!! IIRC, when they first closed the deal with LFL to buy the franchise, they said they would start with AT LEAST one film a year. This tells me that they eventually plan on expanding.
     
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  22. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Force Ghost star 4

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    And that's just my point - aside from TLJ, those are three of my most anticipated movies this year. In fact, Disney is really the only thing I'm actively anticipating. I'm definitely going to go see Transformers, Power Rangers, Kingsmen, Valerian, Baywatch, and Ghost in the Shell. But I had to look up which movies were coming out this year to remember them. Ask me which movies I'm excited for without Google? My list would be Star Wars, Pirates, Guardians, Spiderman, and Thor. If Star Wars spinoffs have the qualities of those movies, and I get three a year? I call that paradise.
     
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  23. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Big Bad Yoda Daddy, that's funny what you mentioned about Googling movies for 2017. I am the same. If it's not something being released in the MCU, the DCCU, Logan, Pirates, or SW, I'm bound to forget what else is coming out this year.

    I get the whole risk of oversaturation thing for multiple SW movies in one year, but I don't anticipate that happening-at least not for me (and many others). The Marvel movies have followed this release schedule for the better part of a decade-and I've never tired of the MCU (even though the films all seem to use the same kind of story/character arc formula and tone). And for me, there's all the other movies I like, and then-way up there on that pedestal-is Star Wars. So with that kind of level of interest in mind for the GFFA as compared to other franchises, I highly doubt I'll ever tire of MORE Star Wars. Also, if they do two a year, that would allow them to explore so many different ideas for spinoffs in a much shorter amount of time!
     
  24. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    I figure that if Han Solo is a big hit, that cast and story line could go off on its own direction. It's own little Saga if you like, on its own timetable. The equivalent of Guardians of the Galaxy.

    And it wouldn't feel like too much Star Wars. It would be it's thing, and then you have the Rey thing which look and feel quite separate.

    And then you have your little random one offs... the Ant Man's.

    Then your have you annual calendar starting to get busier.
     
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  25. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost star 5

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    One a year, please...let's not wish for more than we need. It's better than having a ubiquitous brand and the mediocrity that usually comes with it.