Lucasfilm Shifting The Focus To Disney+ Programing After “Star Wars: Episode IX”
Bloomberg Television sat down with Disney CEO, Bob Iger, and discussed the future of Star Wars after Star Wars: Episode IX.
Once Star Wars: Episode IX is released, the movies will take a break and the focus will shift towards the Television Series that will stream on Disney+ such as, The Mandalorian, the Cassian Andor series and Season Seven Of Clone Wars.
“We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter,” Iger said in a Bloomberg Television interview Thursday. “There are movies in development, but we have not announced them.”
“We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” he said, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
In the meantime, Disney will be focused on making content for its streaming platform. The company is creating the first-ever live action Star Wars TV series, “The Mandalorian,” which will air on the Disney+ service starting in November. That new online product also will have another live-action Star Wars series and the animated show “Clone Wars.”
The pivot to TV demonstrates that Star Wars creators at Disney’s Lucasfilm are being innovative, according to Iger. He also said that “Star Wars: Episode IX” would be a hit.