Disney CEO Bob Iger Reveals Mistake Made with Star Wars

Esequiel Farfan
Setiembre 22, 2018

Following the disappointments of the Disney Star Wars movies (yes, ALL of them), it's learned that the franchise will be slowing down the releases of any newer movies.

It was really the latter two that sparked concern of franchise fatigue, given their close proximity on the Disney calendar.

The head of Disney says Star Wars fans should expect a slowdown in cinema releases after the studio may have put out "a little too, much too fast".

Unsurprisingly, it's one he considers a mistake.

He confirmed JJ Abrams was still busy making Episode IX, while Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss 'are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about'.

He added "that doesn't mean we're not going to make films ... And the buck stops here on that", Iger told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Han Solo's jacket, worn by Harrison Ford in the 1980 film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, is displayed at the IMAX ahead of being auctioned later this month in London, Britain, September 6, 2018. Maybe Disney will start to give fans a year between Star Wars moves to let demand build up a little bit.

Of course, this isn't to say that the Star Wars franchise is completely ideal.

Solo was released only five months after The Last Jedi, which some believe might be what doomed the spinoff, to begin with. The Last Jedi haters will likely seize upon his specifically mentioning Benioff and Weiss' Star Wars trilogy, and not Rian Johnson's, as some kind of confirmation of their views. That said, don't expect Disney to wait that long between movies.

But it's also a good idea because it will, hopefully, allow for more varied Star Wars material to be made. So even if you're not going to be getting a Star Wars movie every year, there's still going to be plenty of the galaxy far, far away to go around. Considering that the original six Star Wars movies were released three years apart in their respective decades and had successful box office runs, it couldn't hurt. The same isn't being said of Marvel Studios, which has seen a string of successful movies that for the most part has pleased fans on all sides: the hardcore fans and the general public "non-comic book" fans.

The suggestion that Disney should decelerate the Star Wars film series, shifting the Millennium Falcon into a different gear to let it cruise along at a more comfortable pace, isn't some new-fangled proposal that materialized out of the blue.

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