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STAR WARS: Bob Iger Discusses Series’ Future

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Bob Iger Talks About Future Of Star Wars

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger hinted at what’s in store for Star Wars in the near future.

Speaking to The Wrap, the Disney chief revealed that he discussed the subject in extensive detail at a meeting yesterday. After going over the company’s current plans for the series, Iger confirmed that Disney is planning to make Star Wars movies until 2020 and is already considering where it will take the franchise from there after 2021 rolls around:

Additionally, the CEO also disclosed that he attended a “similar” meeting regarding the future of the company’s Marvel series:

Currently, the Star Wars release schedule includes Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16 of this year, with Star Wars: Episode VIII set for December 15, 2017, the Han Solo spin-off in 2018, and Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019. The mystery film for 2020 will be another standalone movie in the Star Wars universe, for which Iger also confirmed they recently hired a writer. Iger went on to tease that a similar meeting has been had with Marvel Studios 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. (There) we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on.”

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