It looks like Disney may be learning from Marvel when it comes to their franchises. When it was first announced by Disney that they had acquired LucasFilm and would therefore be making more Star Wars movies, the first reactions were shock and skepticism. However, most people didn’t think that Marvel would pull off their Avengers franchise, but look how that turned out.
Now, it is being reported by the Hollywood Reporter that Disney might be following the Marvel strategy of releasing Star Wars spin-off movies to build up the anticipation of the larger Star Wars franchise movies.
The Hollywood Reporter said, “While Kasdan and Kinberg have indeed been hired to work on the Star Wars franchise, they will be writing separate projects (hence the reason why they also would receive producer credits), not necessarily Episode VIII and Episode IX."
THR also added, “Their scripts could turn into official 'Episodes' in the main Skywalker storyline, or they could form the basis for spinoffs focusing on side characters. Disney CEO Robert Iger said the goal is to release a Star Wars movie 'every two to three years,' and some could easily focus on other pieces of the expansive mythos (similar to Marvel’s Avengers universe). Disney and Lucasfilm declined comment."