Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012 has really been working out pretty well for the company. After the massive successes of both “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the franchise is as popular as ever. It seems from now until the end of time, Disney will give audiences a new “Star Wars” film. As a matter of fact, Disney CEO Bob Iger thinks they easily have the next 15 years all wrapped up.
According to a report from Variety, who attended a USC tech conference that Iger spoke at, the CEO had a lot to say about the future of the “Star Wars” franchise. At one point Iger said his team is “working on what could be another decade and a half of ‘Star Wars’ stories.” So don’t despair with ‘Episode 9’ only two years away, you’re getting plenty more where that came from.
Even though it seems like the Disney CEO puts kill orders out on anyone who talks too much about their films, Iger was pretty loose-lipped regarding “Star Wars.” He also explained how they’re going to deal with the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher. “We are not changing ‘8’ to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it was in ‘[Episode] 8,’” he said. “In ‘Rogue One’, we created digitally a few characters… We’re not doing that with Carrie.”
No word yet on when we can expect the first footage from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but with Star Wars Celebration around the corner, it might be coming sooner rather than later.