Disney to make character spin-off movies of "Star Wars"

The films will be made in parallel to the upcoming trilogy

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 5, 2013 10:48PM (EST)

Disney is milking the "Star Wars" franchise for all its worth, and possibly more. CEO Bob Iger revealed today on CNBC that in addition to Episodes 7,8 and 9, Disney will make standalone spin-off films  based on individual characters. So far, no characters have been announced, but one rumor is that Yoda is first.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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