In case you didn’t know, Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise in 2012. Ã‚Â Since then, they’ve announced there will be a new Star Wars movie coming in 2015 but other than that we haven’t heard much news… Ã‚Â Recently there have been some rumors circulating that Star Wars may be coming to Disney Infinity, possibly with the release of Disney Infinity 3.0.
In the past, the Disney Infinity series has included Toy Boxes with characters from their most recent big movie releases. Ã‚Â The addition of the Marvel characters like the Avengers, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy is the latest example. Ã‚Â So if Star Wars Episode VII is coming December 18th 2015, that’s probably right around the time of the next Disney Infinity game!
If the timing of the new movie isn’t enough to convince you that Star Wars will indeed be part of the Disney Infinity series, then maybe these recent interviews will. Ã‚Â John Vignocchi, the executive producer of Disney Infinity has dropped numerous hints that Star Wars will be a part of Disney Infinity in the future.
Check out this interview of him from ComicBooked.com:
ComicBooked.com: Will there be Star Wars playsets? I collected all of the original characters and got the lightsaber in Disney Infinity, and I have heard the teases about Star Wars characters coming in 2015, but I was wondering if you were able to talk about any of that. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to build my own AvengersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Tower and Death Star in the Toybox. Please tell me that is a possibility. Even Hoth or Degobah would be really cool.
John Vignocchi: You know, umÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t comment on that right now, but what I can say is that Disney Infinity is a platform for all things Disney and as we expand the amount of playsets and characters and playsets that we have, over time, I can assure that we will become a force to be reckoned with.
Either John is playing a sick joke on everyone or he’s teasing us with the upcoming release! Ã‚Â That’s not the first time Star Wars has been mentioned as a Disney Infinity Play Set either. Ã‚Â Here’s an interview with Newsarama from August.
Newsarama: I like to end things on a tease, so is there something youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re excited about, maybe a little down the road?
John Vignocchi: Well I did my tease today. My favorite character is one that has not yet been announced. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a female character. A Disney character. And we will not tell retail who it is for a very long time in order to keep it a secret!
John Blackburn: I like your other tease better. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We can talk about the future, but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â far, far away.Ã¢â‚¬Â
John Vignocchi: 2015 is not soÃ‚Â far, far awayÃ‚Â anymore, is it?
Combining the two incredibly popular franchises seems like an obvious move for Disney. Ã‚Â I think they’re just toying with us right now and trying to keep things under wraps. Ã‚Â My money is on Star Wars joining the Disney Infinity family possibly as an ad-on for Infinity 2.0 or with Disney Infinity 3.0. Ã‚Â What do you think?