Star Wars Going the Marvel Movie Universe Route?

Harrison Ford as Han SoloOh, Marvel, what have you done? They’ve changed the way movies are made, that’s what. Of course, it helps that by changing it, they also made oodles and oodles of money. (For those of you keeping track at home, that’s a lot of money.) And in Hollywood, money talks.

So with rumors that Warner Bros. is also looking at approaching their own D.C. superheroes the “Marvel way”, it seems Disney may be thinking the same thing when it comes to their recently acquired “Star Wars” properties.

According to THR, there is a lot going on in the background involving recently hired writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, who were previously believed to have come aboard to write either “Star Wars: Episode 8” or “Episode 9”, following Michael Arndt, who is confirmed to be writing “Episode 7”, the first of the new “Star Wars” movies that Disney has planned for 2015.

Now it turns out Kasdan and Kinberg might not be writing either of those two episodes after all, but instead might be writing “separate projects” set in the “Star Wars” universe. What exactly does that mean?

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.

Curiouser and curiouser…

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker