Friday 30 January 2015

Disney CEO on The Force Awakens and more Star Wars

Bob Iger, Disney CEO, issued this statement about the future of the Star Wars franchise in an annual shareholder report.

"As one of the few people allowed to visit the set during filming… and one of the fewer who’s seen most of the footage… I can assure the millions of Star Wars fans who have spent the last decade hoping for a new movie this one will be worth the wait. And it’s only the beginning of a new era of exceptional Star Wars storytelling; next year we'll release our first standalone movie based on these characters, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII in 2017, and we'll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019."

Disney's recent track record of meshing creativity and commerce has been impressive. One only has to look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and adventures in a galaxy far, far away look as exciting as ever...

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