Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke Wednesday at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia event. Although he only touched briefly on Star Wars and the upcoming films, he did reveal a few interesting bits of new information.
First up, Iger discussed a recent meeting with Kathleen Kennedy which should give hope to those few fans concerned that Disney might want to call it quits on the Star Wars front after the sequel trilogy wrapped up. (via The Wrap)
“I had a meeting yesterday with Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out — well, we reviewed — the ‘Star Wars’ plans that we have ’til 2020,” Iger said. “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,” he added.
So, yes Disney will choose to keep raking in the money that Star Wars prints for them well into the next decade. What form those films take remains to be seen. Will the saga proper end with Episode IX as we move forward with more Star Wars Stories”? Will there be another sequel trilogy that follows some or all of the main characters in the current films? Or perhaps a new ongoing saga set in another era? We can only wait and find out.
Outside of Star Wars: 2020’s, Iger also discussed the current crop of films in various stages of development or production. When asked about Rogue One, he disclosed that he had seen the film and that it was “really interesting in terms of … storytelling.”
Iger also mentioned that he had received a pitch for Episode IX from director Colin Trevorrow, and that a writer has been hired and is currently working on the yet to be revealed third “Star Wars Story” slated for 2020.
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