The Goldman Sachs Communacopia convention is underway this week and Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger just put in an appearance where he spoke about the future of “Star Wars” beyond the already announced slate.
So far six films have been announced which began with last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and runs through the third ‘A Star Wars Story’ title in 2020. Iger, who confirmed they recently hired a writer for the third ‘A Star Wars Story,’ says:
“I had a meeting yesterday with Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out – well, we reviewed – the ‘Star Wars’ plans that we have until 2020. We have movies in development for Star Wars ’til then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond.
We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot (those films) out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production – some nearing completion – through the end of this decade. (There) we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on.”
No mention was made as to whether another “Star Wars” single or trilogy of episodic film(s) is in the works which is the obvious question regarding the studio’s post-2020 plans.