Chief executive Bob Iger said, “We are in fact working on a few stand-alone films. [Lawrence] Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga. So we plan to make Star Wars VII, VIII and IX over roughly a six-year period of time starting in 2015. But there are going to be a few other films released in that period of time, too.”
Many are speculating that one of the films will center around the popular character Yoda. Kasdan wrote the screenplay for two of the early Star Wars films — Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.
As previously announced, J.J. Abrams will be directing the first film in the trilogy.