Los Angeles - Disney are in talks for 10 more Star Wars films following the success of Episode VII - The Force Awakens.
The franchise already has five further movies, two trilogies and a hat-trick of spin-offs, planned and executives are reportedly discussing another quintet of the sci-fi motion pictures for after 2020.
A source said: "The success of The Force Awakens has given executives much to think about.
"So many characters' back-stories and futures can now be brought to life. When these ideas came from George Lucas 40 years ago, technology was lagging behind. Now they can be turned around in a year."
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams - who won't be helming the upcoming eighth movie, handing over the reins to Rian Johnson - has admitted there are some "exciting" times ahead for fans of the franchise.
He told The Sun newspaper: "There are some really cool things being discussed. It is very exciting to see how it is being put together."
Of the solo Star Wars movies being talked about, there is expected to be one made about Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was played by Sir Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor in previous movies.
McGregor was last year rumoured to be in talks with Disney about a possible trilogy of films based on the legendary Jedi Master.
What's more, Mace Windu - played by Samuel L Jackson in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - could also get his own spin-off.
Last year, director AJ Edwards admitted he was in talks to helm a Star Wars movie based on the Master of the Order.
When asked by a fan on social networking service Reddit if there is any truth to the rumours he might be directing a future film in the franchise, he wrote: "Talking about it, not able to say a lot yet," and he added: "It will focus on Mace Windu."
The next two movies in the trilogy are due to drop in 2017 and 2019, while Han Solo and Boba Fett movies are expected in 2018 and 2020.
Spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - which stars Forest Whitaker, Felicity Jones and Mads Mikkelsen - is to be released in December 2016.
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