Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke at a New York Goldman Sachs conference today, and talked about Disney’s plans for Star Wars from the year 2021 and beyond, as well as warning that Rogue One will not be the box office smash that The Force Awakens was….
According to website Slashfilm, Disney CEO Bob Iger warned those in attendance at a New York Goldman Sachs conference, that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story would not be the box office juggernaut that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was.
Iger went so far as to call Rogue One “an experiment, of sorts,” and then told investors in attendance, that Disney was never confident that Rogue One would have the level of success that The Force Awakens did. The CEO of Disney did go on to say that based on the overwhelming response to the
The CEO of Disney did go on to say that, based on the overwhelming response to the Rogue One trailers and official posters, Disney felt the level of interest in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One had reached a level of hype and excitement, much like it was for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
"“It’s really interesting in terms of ‘Star Wars’ storytelling. ‘Star Wars’ has only been told as a saga, and this is a moment in time … we love what we’ve seen.”"
Iger then discussed the future of the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s vision for where things are headed:
"“We have movies in development for Star Wars ’til then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond. So, she’s not just making a Star Wars movie, she’s making a Star Wars universe, of sorts.”"
With Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII coming to theaters worldwide in December of 2017, and then Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX tentatively scheduled for release in May of 2019, then the next standalone Star Wars film — a Han Solo origin movie — should be coming out in 2018. So, there is now a mysterious Star Wars standalone film slated for 2020.
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