We haven’t heard a whole lot of news on the Star Wars front lately. Some Episode IX casting news, but as far as upcoming projects, that area of the movie news world has been rather quiet. Today, that changes as in speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger says there are plans to take a step back on the franchise.
“I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. We are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after [Episode IX]. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”
I don’t think surprises many people, after the split of the fandom from The Last Jedi and Solo‘s poor performance at the box-office, I think most of figured something like this was headed out way. It is also worth nothing that having a Star Wars film released every year, is probably over for the foreseeable future. Whether this is a good or bad thing remains to be seen. As far as potential Star Wars projects, I am more excited for the series of films being made by Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B Weiss than any other potential film or even TV series.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter