With 11 months to go until the worldwide premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that he’s seen most of the film and he loves it…
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It’s hard to imagine that a film slated to premiere nealy a full year out, to be nearly completed…but that seems to be the case with Lucasfilm/Disney’s next Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. According to a report from iDigitalTimes Disney CEO Bob Iger — while discussing the beginning process of filming Star Wars: Episode VIII — confirmed that he has seen Rogue One and loves it.
"“Filming of Rogue One is virtually completed and we absolutely love what we’ve seen so far. This is the first of a set of planned stand-alone stories and we’re already in preproduction on our next one, for release in May of 2018.”"
One would assume that the next standalone that Iger is mentioning here, is the Han Solo film. Although, I would much rather an Obi-Wan trilogy…but I digress. Iger also had some neat things to say about Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX:
"“There is no better way to propel this franchise into the future than producing quality products. Filming of Star Wars: Episode 8 , the next chapter of the legendary saga, has just commenced and it will be in theaters December 2017. And production of Episode IX , a 2019 release, has also begun.”"
Seeing Iger actually say that Episode IX is already in production is most certainly heartening, and I would hazard a guess that Colin Trevorrow — Episode IX director — is spending loads of time on set at Pinewood Studios with Rian Johnson — Episode VIII director — making sure the two film fit cohesively.
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