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Disney Wants To Slow Down On Star Wars Movies

by Imran Khan on Sep 20, 2018 at 03:50 PM

Since 2015's The Force Awakens, there has been a Star Wars movie every year, with the shortest distance between two movies being a short five months between The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Even for Star Wars fans, that's a lot of Star Wars. Disney's CEO Bob Iger seems to agree.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger expressed some regret about the frequency of releases. "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 THR. "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."

A trilogy has also been announced under Rian Johnson, a series produced by Jon Favreau, a revival of the Clone Wars cartoon, and planned but still pre-production standalone movies based on characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett.

Star Wars: Episode IX releases in December 2019.