(NEWSER– It's a Star Wars avalanche: In addition to the coming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, Disney plans to produce a number of spinoff movies that revolve around certain characters, CEO Robert Iger tells CNBC. No word yet on which characters will be featured in the standalone films (rumor is Yoda is up first), but Iger says they are "great ... characters that are not part of the overall saga."

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