Rumor: 9 Star Wars films are in development (but not Yoda)


Voice actor Tom Kane, the voice of Yoda, revealed some important details about the production of Star Wars films during his ComicCon appearance.

Rumor has it that Tom Kane is in the know. Star Wars fans know him as the voice of Yoda (and a few other minor characters) in everything animated since Clone Wars, but Kane apparently let out a few tidbits of information regarding future live-action Star Wars films during his appearance at All-Star ComicCon.

While Kane obviously couldn’t tell fans everything he knew about Lucasfilm’s plans, he did let out a couple of juicy details. He reportedly said that there are as many as nine Star Wars films currently in some stage of development.

Several of the planned projects are of the “standalone” variety with Obi-Wan and Boba Fett still on the slate. The most interesting detail that Kane revealed is that a Yoda standalone film is not one of the projects currently in development.

If anyone is in the know about the status of Yoda’s character, it would certainly be Kane. The making of a Yoda standalone would certainly come with some extra work on his part, especially if Lucasfilm opts for a fully animated Yoda film like I think they should.

We know what most of the nine movies are generally going to be at this point: episode IX is next, followed by Rian Johnson’s trilogy and the two confirmed standalone films (Obi-Wan and Boba Fett). There is also a rumor that a third standalone featuring Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian is in development, but this has not been confirmed.

So what might the other two projects be? Is there an entire trilogy being planned that we don’t know about? If not Yoda, then what other characters are getting the origin story treatment?

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One thing is certain: there will be no shortage of Star Wars movies in the coming years!