Anaheim, California – Disney’s new announcements could mean huge box office successes for the company. To follow up with the amazingly successful Frozen movie, Disney is set to produce Frozen 2. The sequel is expected to bring in as much money as the original, and also help improve already roaring sales of Frozen related merchandise. The other big news was the announcements related to the upcoming Star Wars movies. It seems like Disney couldn’t wait to finish the final Star Wars Trilogy before gracing us with some stand-alone movies.
Disney Gives The Green Light To Frozen 2, Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Star Wars: Rogue One
Star Wars:Episode VII is set to come out in December 2015, and it is projected to rule the winter box office. Those who were curious when the next movie in that story line would come out now have a date. Disney announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII will be coming out on May 26, 2017. So we will have to wait a year and a half between films. This won’t be so bad since the studio is now going to be giving us the very first Star Wars spin-off film (If you don’t count films like Land of the Ewoks). This new film will tell a story outside of the main Star Wars saga, and will be titles Star Wars: Rogue One.
Some speculation has circled around about a bounty hunter movie being in the works, and it is possible that Star Wars: Rogue One might just be it. This film is expected to draw a lot of attention from Star Wars fans, and will help expand the story line out beyond the main characters that we already know so well. Rogue One will not be directed by J.J. Abrams, who is not even slated to be the director for all of the remaining Star Wars saga films. Disney announced that they are instead going to use a different director to create Episode VIII. J.J. Abrams will however stay on board as Executive Producer.
Disney Gives The Green Light To Frozen 2, Star Wars: Episode VIII, and Star Wars: Rogue One.