Shortly after the Disney+ launch yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke with Bloomberg and confirmed something that was expected – the “Star Wars” films are going on hiatus.
This year’s J.J. Abrams-directed film serves as both the final film in the current trilogy and the final film in the franchise’s overall nine-film Skywalker saga. Disney put a pause on the non-saga films after the disappointing box-office performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” last May.
“We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them…We will take a pause, some time, and reset…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.”
Disney will keep people keen on the property with both “The Mandalorian” series launching November 12th with the Disney+ service, and the Cassian Andor series which is expected to go out either late 2020 or early 2021.
Both “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson and “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are continuing to develop. new “Star Wars” films.