Disney is going to stop unnecessarily dropping new Star Wars movies.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, The CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, has said that they are going to be more careful about “volume and timing” when it comes to realizing new Star Wars movies. His comments follow the failure of the most recent Star Wars movie Solo which missed its targets by $30million.
Igor said: “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 going to make films.”
He continued: “J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX… 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.”
One of the most popular theories for the recent Star Wars flop was ‘audience fatigue’. Disney has released two spin-offs since 2016 in addition to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Episode IX of the franchise is due for release at the end of 2019.