"Star Wars" Films to Land Annually Starting 2015

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    This 1977 file image shows, from left, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from "Star Wars"

    Disney is turning "Star Wars" films into an annual summer ritual.

    Walt Disney Co. chairman Alan Horn announced Wednesday that the studio would release films set in a galaxy far, far away every year starting in 2015.

    The parade of films will start with "Star Wars: Episode VII," directed by J.J. Abrams.

    Horn said the studio will then alternate films in the new "Star Wars" trilogies with spin off films drawn from the same universe.

    Morgan Freeman on "Oblivion"

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    Morgan Freeman praises " Oblivion" co-star Tom Cruise for his dedication to making films.

    He made the announcement during a presentation at the movie theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

    Disney announced plans to reboot the space franchise after buying Lucasfilm Ltd. last year.