After the recent departure of the team behind one of two sets of new Star Wars trilogies that had been in early stages development at Lucasfilm, Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed on BBC radio about how he believes Disney produced too many Marvel and… Read More »Disney CEO Bob Iger says less is more when it comes to Star Wars films
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In Disney’s recent annual report, Chairman/CEO Bob Iger confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released in 2017, and Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters in 2019.
Disney shareholders received the report last month, in which Iger states:
“As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we’ll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we’ll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019.”
This tightens the normal release window between chapters in a Star Wars trilogy from three years down to two.
Disney will release the J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens on December 18 of this year. There are also two spin-off/standalone movies that have also been previously announced.Read More »Disney’s Bob Iger Confirms Timetable for Star Wars VIII and IX