The Cricket's Daily 3: A 'Star Wars' movie every year
Published: April 18, 2013 08:51AM
Updated: April 19, 2013 09:26AM
FILE - In this May 20, 2011 file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger, left, and Star Wars creator George Lucas, third from right, talk to the Star Wars movie character Darth Vader, center, onstage at the Disney Hollywood Studios theme park during the re-opening celebration of the Star Tours motion simulation ride in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney announced on Oct. 30, 2012 that it would buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and resume making "Star Wars" movies, starting with Episode 7 in 2015. For Star Wars fans, the announcement has generated a lot of speculation about what direction the series will take. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Much “Star Wars” in your future there is. Disney announces plans to put out a new “Star Wars” movie every year starting in 2015. [Entertainment Weekly]

• The 66th Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup. The competition includes Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic (made for HBO), along with the Coen brothers' “Inside Llewyn Davis” and Roman Polanski's “Venus In Fur.” Out-of-competition films include J.C. Chandor's “All Is Lost,” a practically one-man drama starring Robert Redford. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Regal Theaters, the largest movie-theater chain in America (though with no theaters in Utah), is cutting hours for thousands of employees to under 30 hours a week – so it doesn't have to pay for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. This is after the company posted huge profits and gave their top executives massive pay raises. [ThinkProgress]