Disney Plans A ‘Slowdown’ For Future ‘Star Wars’ Releases

Disney is admitting there can too much of a good thing, announcing plans to space-out future releases in the “Star Wars” universe.

Referencing the five months between the releases “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and the standalone “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, Disney CEO Bob Iger tells The Hollywood Reporter the company has made plans to take a breather because it was just “too much, too fast.”

“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’. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films,” Iger says.

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“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 gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that,”  he says, concluding on a firm note.

The next instalment of the franchise, “Star Wars: Episode IX” is scheduled for release on December 20, 2019.

 

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