If you were someone that was feeling like there were a bit too many Star Wars films coming out back to back since Disney took over Lucasfilm and began to debut the films, you’re not alone. Disney CEO Bob Iger is on your side.
Talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger spoke about the slew of films and the fact that the packed release schedule comes back on himself along with a future slowdown on content from a galaxy far far away.
“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,” Iger said. “You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re going to start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”
Along with the aforementioned content from Abrams, Benioff, and Weiss, there is also the upcoming trilogy being spearheaded by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson as well as the Jon Favreau led Star Wars TV series for Disney’s streaming platform.
With a disappointing box office for this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which might have cost Disney money in the long run according to some reports, many began to point even more to the idea that there was just too much Star Wars coming out as Solo came out just barely six months after The Last Jedi.
Whether the previously rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and other potential anthology films are still in the running is unknown at this point.
Fans do have a bit of a break on the movie side (on the animation side Star Wars Resistance is on the way) as the Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode IX is in production and won’t arrive till December 2019.