STAR WARS To Go On Hiatus From The Big Screen Following The Release Of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER This Year

STAR WARS To Go On Hiatus From The Big Screen Following The Release Of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER This Year

STAR WARS To Go On Hiatus From The Big Screen Following The Release Of THE RISE OF SKYWALKER This Year

Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Star Wars will be taking a bit of a break from the big screen after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker later this year. Is that a good thing?

Fearing fan fatigue may have impacted the box office results of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney CEO Bob Iger previously hinted at a "slowdown" in the release of additional films in the franchise. He promised less volume and better timing.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Iger not only reiterated that sentiment but basically confirmed that Star Wars will go on "hiatus" following the release of The Rise of Skywalker later this year.

“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.”


While Disney is scaling back its output of Star Wars movies in theaters, the Disney+ streaming service will ensure fans get plenty of new content set in a galaxy far, far away. Already confirmed for the streaming service are a number of Star Wars projects: The Mandalorian, the first scripted live-action Star Wars series; an exclusive new season of the animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars; and a currently untitled Cassian Andor (Rogue One) series starring Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. Disney+ will also serve as a home for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker once it leaves theaters.

As Iger alluded, there are multiple Star Wars movies currently in the pipeline, including two spin-off trilogies. The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is overseeing one of these, while the other will come from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

But first, we have J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters this year on December 20.
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