Disney CEO Bob Iger has teased the possibility that Disney+ series such as “The Mandalorian” could be turned into films one day.
The Mouse House has bet big on its streaming service Disney+ and now that it’s active, Iger is keen to embrace all the possibilities that it could bring creatively (and monetarily) for the studio.
We know that Marvel’s Kevin Feige has hinted that the upcoming Marvel films and shows will involve more crossover elements than before with characters and story points jumping between shows like “WandaVision” and “Loki” and upcoming films like “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness”.
Speaking with The Star Wars Show (via Slashfilm), Iger was asked about the potential for full on Disney+ “Star Wars” shows to make the leap to the big screen or vice versa like is happening with the Cassian Andor series following his appearance in “Rogue One”. Iger says this is just the beginning of something bigger:
“I don’t look at it as just television, I look at it as an extension of Star Wars storytelling. What Disney+ has given us the ability to do is to do just that, is to bring Star Wars to people in new ways, and to bring new Star Wars to people. It’s not the same places or the same characters. Just look at Mandalorian. While, obviously, there’s a lot shared, there’s a lot that’s really fresh, and I love that. I love the ability to really be agnostic in terms of what platform it’s being made for. And so it could be, down the road, that a TV show becomes a movie and a movie becomes a TV series. I’m not making any announcements here or not, but I think it’s important for us to be agnostic.”
With “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” the last big “Star Wars” film out for the foreseeable future, and with the first season of “The Mandalorian” having finished airing – the franchise is now essentially on a break for nearly a year until the Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cassian Andor and second season of “The Mandalorian” arrive on the Disney+ service.