Disney confirms Star Wars movies will 'slow down'
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 September 2018
There is set to be a "slow down" in 'Star Wars' releases, according to Disney CEO Bob Iger
Disney CEO Bob Iger says there will be a "slow down" in 'Star Wars' releases in the coming years.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' - which was released in May - was a box-office flop, and Iger has now admitted the studio may have over-saturated the market following its purchase of the money-spinning franchise.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Iger shared: "I think the mistake that I made - I take the blame - was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown.
"But that doesn't mean we're not going to make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] 'IX'. We have creative entities, including ['Game of Thrones' creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about.
"And we are just at the point where we're going to start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s. But I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that."
Despite the underwhelming response to 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', director Ron Howard previously insisted he's proud of the movie.
He said on Twitter: "I'm proud of #SoloAStarWarsStory and the cast & crew worked hard to give fans a fun new addition. As a director I feel badly when people who I believe (& exit polls show) will very likely enjoy a movie... don't see it on a big screen w/great sound. (sic)"