[Report] Disney To Slow Down Production Of Star Wars Films

According to comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger, fans can expect some slowdown when it comes to production of Star Wars films.

Calling the decision to release as many Star Wars films as Disney did after purchasing Lucasfilm in 2012, "a little too much, too fast," Iger told The Hollywood Reporter, “I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made.

This is not to suggest Disney is going to stop making Star Wars films. To the contrary, they are releasing a number of other projects currently being discussed with the release of J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December. These include sagas being developed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, both of which have very little in details out there for public consumption. Instead, Iger simply said, "I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing."

During an interview with the New York Times Iger also admitted that they might have overextended with the Star Wars franchise. The box office disappointment that was the standalone Han Solo film made that clear. It wasn't a bad film, the timing just wasn't fantastic and there was some thought the movie was sandwiched in between other successful films, being a bit too much for Star Wars fans to consume all at once.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, seems to agree on the slowdown. She thinks it's time the studio takes a different approach and has suggested their strategy will chance with the upcoming releases of The Mandalorian on Disney + and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Don't Think Disney Doesn't Know the Value in Star Wars

Disney completely understands the popularity of Star Wars and how rabid the fanbase is. They are just now keenly aware that telling the story and the many stories that might surround the Star Wars Universe, things need to evolve differently.

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