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'Star Wars' To Continue After New Trilogy Concludes, Disney Reveals

28/01/2016 12:09 GMT | Updated 28/01/2016 12:59 GMT

‘Star Wars’ fans rejoice, as Disney have revealed plans to continue the sci-fi saga past the trilogy this is already in the works.

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The seventh episode in the ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘The Force Awakens’, has already been a smash global success, with the eighth and ninth instalments already in the works, as are several other spin-offs, including an origin story about Han Solo.

However, Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that they have no intention of stopping things there.

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He told BBC Newsbeat: “There are five ‘Star Wars’ films - four more with ‘Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ - that are in varying stages of development and production.

“There will be more after that, I don't know how many, I don't know how often.”

As long as the quality stays as high as ‘The Force Awakens’, then as far as we’re concerned, they can churn them out whenever they like.

The news that yet more ‘Star Wars’ films are in the pipeline comes after fans of the franchise were dealt a blow earlier this month, when the release date for the next film was pushed back.

The yet-untitled ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will now hit cinemas in December 2017, despite initially being slated for release in May.

‘Episode VIII’ will see Rian Johnson taking over directing duties from JJ Abrams, who will be staying on as executive producer.

Benicio Del Toro has been confirmed to be joining the franchise in the next film, while writer Kathleen Kennedy has already announced that the majority of the film’s cast will be back for the sequel.

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