Of course the big news is the continuation of the Star Wars saga on the silver screen. In a few short months, we shall see if J.J. Abrams succeeded or failed with the long-awaited followup to Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens. Then we'll see Rian Johnson (who gave us Looper) direct Episode VIII and Colin Trevorrow (who recently brought us Jurassic World) direct Episode IX.
In between the epic Chapter films, Disney is promising a series of standalone Star Wars movies, which was originally dubbed Anthology, but now have the subtitle "A Star Wars Story." First will be Rogue One, about rebels stealing the plans for the Death Star (the prelude to A New Hope). It will be directed by the excellent Gareth Edwards, who brought us Monsters and Godzilla. Then the directors of The Lego Movie, Philip A. Lord and Christopher Miller, will bring us a young Han Solo adventure.
At the Disney convention D23, it was announced that there will be more Disneyland and Walt Disney World expansions, this time with a Star Wars Land theme park, 14 acres in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida. If they can capture anything close to the concept art that they've revealed so far, this should be amazing.
Disney has also promised twenty new novels. So far we've seen A New Dawn, Heir to the Empire, Lords of the Sith, and Tarkin.
Prepare yourselves for an avalanche of more merchandise, games, toys, and other licensed material. It truly is one of the best of times for Star Wars fans.