Despite the general financial and critical success of the Disney era of Star Wars, the series has arguably hit a snag or two over the last few years. Solo: A Star Wars Story did not see the financial success that was expected of it, and The Last Jedi has been largely divisive among fans.
Speaking to the New York Times, Disney CEO Bob Iger weighed in on Star Wars, saying the company may have overreached with its initial plans for the beloved franchise.
"I just think that we might’ve put a little bit too much in the marketplace too fast," said Iger. "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."
While Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have Star Wars films in development, all spinoff films have reportedly been put on a indefinite stop. Disney also has several Star Wars TV series in development, including The Mandalorian and an Obi-Wan series.
Up next for the franchise is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, the film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. It arrives in theaters Dec. 20.