The upcoming Star Wars movies headed up by Disney will do more than just continue the saga, the movies will fill in the gaps of various character bios, potentially including Obi-wan, Han Solo, and others. The Guardian reports

Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said last week during a conference call with investors that each of these spin-off movies would be an “origins story film”. Of Star Wars as a whole, he said the saga was “not a new franchise for kids,” but added that the property was ripe for exploitation. “The sky’s the limit,” said Rasulo. “There’s incredible flexibility. It’s an unbelievable palette to create from.”

Rasulo’s comments have provided succour for fans excited at the prospect of new movies featuring iconic figures such as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobe, Han Solo and Boba Fett set within the timeline of the original trilogy. There have been suggestions that Disney’s spinoff films will be in a similar vein to the plethora of character-based superhero movies that have emerged in the past few years under its wholly-owned Marvel Studios banner