We’re not going to get our Star Wars films as fast as before, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger
It looks like we’re going to see the Star Wars films spaced out a bit. THR spoke to Disney CEO Bob Iger about many things and the current state of the company. As far as genre goes, however, this is the big one. Iger spoke about the glut of Star Wars films we’ve been getting and how fast they’ve been coming. He spoke about slowing down the rollout for now.
“I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast,” he told the site. “You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. We are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after [Episode IX]. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”
He has a lot more to say about a number of issues including what happened with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. You can check out the interview here.
After Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t do as well as expected at the box office (and maybe a little before that), some fans have expressed the feeling that there are too many Star Wars films, too fast. As you likely know, we’re getting Star Wars: Episode IX in December of 2019, and there is a stand-alone trilogy on the way from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Star Wars: Episode IX is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.
Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters on December 20, 2019. So, what do you guys think? Have there been too many Star Wars films, too fast? Are you happy about what Bob Iger said in the interview? Let us know in the comments.