Appearing at a public event yesterday, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn acknowledged that Disney has the lions share of the entertainment industry at present. However he adds that he or they won’t apologise for it.
Horn says (via Collider) that: “we do have an outsized share of the market for sure, that’s because people get up, go to the theater, pay their money and watch our movies… I know we enjoy a huge segment of the market share available, but I don’t want to apologize for it.”
The comments also come as the Disney+ streaming service launched on Tuesday with much of the talk since surrounding their flagship original show “The Mandalorian,” the first live-action “Star Wars” TV series. With the show apparently a big success, Horn hints that a theatrical future for the work could happen:
“The Mandalorian is already proving to be a big thing, so if that series proves to be so compelling that we reverse engineer it into a theatrical release, a two-hour film or whatever, O.K..”
Only a single episode has aired thus far with the second arriving tomorrow. Meanwhile, production on the show’s second season has already begun with showrunner Jon Favreau sharing a photo from the set below.