Today, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference and addressed the future of the Star Wars franchise. Iger returned as CEO of Disney just three months ago.
When asked about brands Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Iger said “I think a lot of all of them — they’re all my babies, in a way.”
Iger specifically talked about Star Wars saying, “disappointing” box office returns in 2018 for Solo, one of two stand-alone films integrated among three “saga” installments, “gave us pause” in terms of the feature pipeline. Executives determined that “maybe the cadence was a little too aggressive,” he added. Disney is “still developing Star Wars films,” the CEO continued, but “we’re going to make sure when we make one, it’s the right one. So we’re being very careful there.”
Episodic series based on Star Wars mythology, such as The Mandalorian, Andor and several others have been “extremely successful,” Iger added.