Disney CEO Bob Iger shares details on the trials and tribulations of recent Star Wars films – and what it could mean for the future.
Speaking at this week’s Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed how past failures and disappointments from the franchise were certainly still influencing the future of the Star Wars universe’s movie releases.
According to IGN, Iger said that a “disappointing” box office performance “gave us pause”, presumably citing Solo’s $393.2 million box office, the first failure in Star Wars cinematic history. To add some context, Rogue One earned over $1 billion, generating over $300 million in profit alone.
“Maybe the cadence was a little too aggressive,” Iger continued. “We’re going to make sure when we make one, it’s the right one. So we’re going to be very careful there.”
This could well account for the various delays and lack of news around a future Star Wars film. However, an announcement about more Star Wars movies is expected at the fast-approaching Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.
Despite apparent growing pains in the world of cinema since Disney took Star Wars over, Iger went on to praise Star Wars’ Disney+ shows, such as The Mandalorian and Andor as “extremely successful.”