Disney Boss Says Company Will Back Off on the ‘Star Wars’ Releases

Sep 20, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger took the blame for cranking out what some people think is too many “Star Wars” movies in too short a time, and indicated the company will be backing off in the future.

Iger discussed the “Star Wars” situation as part of a wide-ranging interview published by The Hollywood Reporter in connection with its annual THR 100 list, which named Iger as the most powerful person in entertainment.

“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 told the publication, adding: “You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to make films.”

Iger mentioned a number of projects that are already in the works. “J.J. [Abrams] is busy making ‘[Episode] IX,'” he said. “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.”

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