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Disney Confirms Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Movies

Remember a few weeks ago when that short-lived rumor of Zack Snyder directing a stand-alone Star Wars movie was dropped online? Turns out, there's some truth to that after all.

No, Snyder isn't directing a stand-alone Star Wars film, but over the past 24 hours, Harry Knowles of AICN dropped word that Disney would pursue a stand-alone Yoda film. The post arrived online last night and did not include any sources.

While this news would have quickly joined the heap of Star Wars rumors swirling around in cyberspace, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that his company will indeed be pursuing stand-alone Star Wars movies.

In the video below, Iger states that both Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are working on stand-alone films that will arrive in theaters over a six year period which will include three new Star Wars movies.

The easy assumption is that the stand-alone films will occupy the gaps in between the Star Wars movie releases, which Iger re-affirmed would begin in 2015. That would mean we could get a stand-alone character flick sometime in 2016.

Kasdan and Kinberg are working with J.J. Abrams as a consulatant on Episode VII. Kasdan has a Star Wars pedigree that stretches back to The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, having written both movies.

Kinberg meanwhile is a familiar name ot X-Men fans, having The Last Stand and the upcoming Days of Future Past as well as serving as producer for First Class

Would you be interested in a Yoda movie? What other Star Wars characters should get a stand-alone film? Chewbacca? Boba Fett? Darth Vader? Sound off below!

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