With the “Star Wars” universe and the Marvel Studios movies providing the bulk of Disney Pictures’ box-office this year, it comes as little surprise that Disney chairman Bob Iger tells BBC Newsbeat that the plan is to continue exploiting those properties indefinitely and far beyond the already spelled out plans which currently go up to 2019 or so:
“There are five Star Wars films – four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens – that are in varying stages of development and production. There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.
Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever… No, I don’t think they’re getting weary, but I think we keep raising the bar in terms of telling stories that bring them back, that excite them, that make it feel new and that is what we do for a living.”
In related news, JoBlo has published a new report about “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and confirms there will be a Stormtrooper clad all in black along with new TIE Fighter designs and an AT-AT.