Iger: “Star Wars” Priority Is Disney+

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that the Mouse House is not rushing to get another “Star Wars” film into production anytime soon in the wake of the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”.

With five “Star Wars” films having hit in a four year period ending last December, the brand is now taking a break for a few years – likely until 2023. Speaking during a recent investor call, Iger says Lucasfilm is still developing both television and features for the franchise but movies are off the table for now:

“On the Star Wars front… we’re taking a bit of a hiatus in terms of the theatrical release. The priority for Star Wars in the short-term is going to be… television for Disney Plus. Then we will have more to say about development of theatrical soon after that.”

In other words don’t expect any more movement on the theatrical until more “Star Wars” pops up on Disney+ which won’t be happening for a good while. Aside from “The Mandalorian” Season 2 in October, both the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi series aren’t going to be filming until June and January next year respectively and so won’t go to air until sometime well into 2021.

Source: Games Radar