Star Wars Films Were "Too Much, Too Fast" Says Disney CEO

Angelo Anderson
September 21, 2018

He added "that doesn't mean we're not going to make films ..." Iger responded to the statement by saying, "We have to be careful we don't let people drink and then go on Autopia. And the buck stops here on that".

Other Star Wars items include a Stormtrooper helmet from "The Last Jedi" film, estimated at 30,000-60,000 pounds and being sold for charity, as well as Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber from the "Revenge of the Sith" movie, expected to sell for 50,000-100,000 pounds. Solo, meanwhile, only notched a worldwide gross of $392 million, even with opening over Memorial Day weekend this year.

When questioned how involved he was in the process of two of the most high-profile firings in recent industry history, Iger said that it was "a blend of my helping to make the decision to my supporting the decisions that have been made". [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including (Game of Thrones creators David) Benioff and (D.B.) Weiss, who are developing Star Wars agas of their own, which we haven't been specific about. Notably, it will be a centerpiece offering of Disney's upcoming streaming video service that it plans to launch next year and which is being seen as potential major competition for Netflix. As CEO of Disney, he reigns supreme over Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ABC, ESPN, and post-merger, everything owned by Fox. And we are just at the point where we're gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s.

Variety published a story back in December of 2017 exploring whether Disney's "hyperdrive Star Wars release slate" would endanger the franchise as a whole, and The Ringer postulated that same month that Disney cranking out Star Wars movies at such an exceptionally fast rate would "sink" the series. Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, a new film has been released every year since 2015. Fan reaction to The Last Jedi was also mixed, with vocal fans criticising Rian Johnson's entry in the saga, while Solo underwent significant production issues, with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller fired during filming.

In addition to the big screen side of things, the animated Star Wars Resistance series is on the way, as well as Jon Favreau's live-action series. But none of them is either Disney or Marvel.

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