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Disney has confirmed that it is working on stand-alone Star Wars movies.

CEO Bob Iger revealed that Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi writer Lawrence Kasdan as well as Sherlock Holmes scribe Simon Kinberg are involved in the spinoff films, set within the sci-fi universe but separate to Jj Abrams's Episode 7 and future instalments 8 and 9.

"We are in fact working on a few stand-alone films," Iger told CNBC. "Larry 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 7, 8 and 9 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."

Watch Bob Iger discuss the Star Wars standalone films below:

The announcement follows speculation that Disney and Lucasfilm are preparing an individual picture based around Yoda. »


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