Star Wars Spinoffs Described as 'Origin Story' Films
As officially announced back in February , the future of Star Wars on the big screen is bright. Following J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, Walt Disney Pictures plans to release a series of standalone spinoff films focusing on different characters from throughout the franchise's fantasy universe. Today, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo described the projects as "origin story film
," suggesting that some of the planned features might provide insight into how fan-favorite characters began their adventures a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.