Bob Iger Admits Disney Rushed Things With the Star Wars Franchise
The Star Wars franchise counts thousands and thousands of fans, yet many complain because they feel like they had too much Star Wars in too little time. And they could be right. After George Lucas sold his company to Disney back in 2012, things seemed to be a little bit too rushed. In a recent interview with The New York Times, even Disney CEO Bob Iger acknowledged that Disney perhaps went too fast into expanding the Star Wars franchise.
“I just think that we might’ve put a little bit too much in the marketplace too fast,” Iger said. “I think the storytelling capabilities of the company are endless because of the talent we have at the company, and the talent we have at the company is better than it’s ever been, in part because of the influx of people from Fox.”
After Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm, fans got a new trilogy. It definitely met with great success at the box office, but the fans had mixed reactions. The upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will conclude once and for all the Skywalker trilogy in December. In addition to that, we also got a couple of anthology stories: Rogue One and Solo. The latter was the first theatrical Star Wars film to drastically disappoint at the box office, following a director change mid-movie. Moreover, there is also the upcoming The Mandalorian series on Disney+ on Disney’s plate, just a month before The Rise of Skywalker.
On a different note, in the same interview Iger revealed that head of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy is “trying really hard’’ to make a female-director led Star Wars movie happen. We will see if she can make that happen first in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
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