Disney Wants a New Star Wars Movie Every Summer

1983 --- On the set of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi directed by Welsh Richard Marquand. Photo: Sunset Boulevard/Corbis

Starting in 2015, we're going to get a new Star Wars movie every summer until, presumably, the sun eats the earth and we all die in a fiery nightmare that we would have seen coming had we not been so engrossed in the Skywalker saga. According to Coming Soon, Disney announced today at CinemaCon that the current plan is to launch Episode VII — that's the J.J. Abrams one — in 2015, and then alternate stand-alone and trilogy films year-to-year. Man, remember when you used to have to wait sixteen years in between Star Wars movies?