The Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, has just spoken out about his thoughts on the Star Wars franchise. Though the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, was just released into theaters, Iger says Disney is “just getting started” with Star Wars.
Both the East Coast and West Coast have just recently opened its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land at both theme parks in Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, but that clearly isn’t the end.
Iger previously said Disney would be putting a pause on Star Wars, saying “less is more” when discussing the movies of the franchise, though they are set to resume Star Wars with an untitled movie, which is set to be released sometime in December 2022.
But when discussing in-development projects, which includes multiple live-action television series all planned for Disney+, just like the hit, The Mandalorian, Disney seems to be just getting started as the “full potential” of the Lucasfilm franchise could hold a lot in its future.
“It’s been an incredibly fulfilling and a very exciting journey, but actually, I think, in many respects, we’re just getting started,” Iger said about The Star Wars Show. “We’ve accomplished a lot — obviously with the saga films, the Skywalker Saga — and the opening of Galaxy’s Edge here in California and in Florida, and of course, a few other films along the way and TV series. But it feels like we’re just starting to mine the full potential of what Star Wars is and what Star Wars can be.”
Iger also stated, “And I think it took some time as Lucasfilm became part of Disney and we started thinking long term — not just about fulfilling the interest of the fans short-term, but long-term what could happen — and I get a sense that the future is far more vast than we expected it to be, and so there’s just a lot that lies ahead.”
Though, back in September of 2018, Iger had admitted that the timing decisions for the Star Wars releases were a “mistake”. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Iger said the Star Wars output was “a little too much, too fast,” and Disney would be “a little bit more careful about volume and timing” moving forward.
Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 billion.
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