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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Disney working on stand-alone 'Star Wars' films

Actor Jake Lloyd portrays Anakin Skywalker, a young Darth Vader, in "Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace." Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says screenwriters Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on standalone "Star Wars" movies not part of a new planned trilogy. Iger told CNBC on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, that the standalone movies will be based on "great 'Star Wars' characters that are not part of the overall saga."