With ‘Rogue One’ and more, how far can Disney stretch the ‘Star Wars’ franchise?

Dec 16, 2016
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A view of a "Rogue One" panel at the London convention center ExCel. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios

With ‘Rogue One’ and more, how far can Disney stretch the ‘Star Wars’ franchise?

Dec 16, 2016
A view of a "Rogue One" panel at the London convention center ExCel. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios
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Disney paid $4 billion for the “Star Wars” franchise — and “Indiana Jones” — when it bought Lucasfilm.  It seems the movie studio is quite intent on getting its money’s worth.  The new movie “Rogue One” opens in theaters today — the first of two, possibly more, stand-alone “Star Wars” films that Disney has in the works. And that’s in addition to future episodes VIII and IX. Can the franchise stand this much stretching?   

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