Fans of the “Star Wars” film franchise can breathe a sigh of relief — Disney has no plans to stop producing films in a galaxy far, far, away. Disney Chief Bob Iger reassured fans at Wednesday’s Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference there will be more “Star Wars” movies stretching past 2021, according to a report from The Wrap.
Iger revealed details on how Kathleen Kennedy (president of Lucasfilm and brand manager of the “Star Wars” franchise) and himself will keep the “Star Wars” machine pushing forward. “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 confirmed. “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.”
Iger expanded on Kennedy’s role, stating, “So, she’s not just making a ‘Star Wars’ movie, she’s making a ‘Star Wars’ universe, of sorts.”
Not to be left out of the discussion, Iger assured Marvel fans their favorite superheroes will continue on the big screen as well. “We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade,” Iger stated. “[There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on?”
This is all excellent news, especially leading up to the release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Iger described the “Star Wars” anthology film as “really interesting in terms of … storytelling.”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens December 16, 2016.
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