There’s going to be a lot of Star Wars content on the Disney+ streaming service by the time all is said and done. During an earnings call on November 7, Disney CEO Bob Iger outlined the immediate future of the franchise, and it’s taking some interesting turns.
First and foremost, Iger confirmed that the film side of Star Wars will be going “into a hiatus” after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Following the announcement that former Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff were parting ways with the franchise, rather than writing and directing a new trilogy of films, this might not come as much of a surprise.
Disney CEO Bob Iger says #StarWars feature films will go on “into a hiatus” following #RiseofSkywalker. Says there will be lots of activity on TV front, mentions 3 series in the works for #DisneyPlus.
— Brent Lang (@BrentALang) November 7, 2019
What this means for the trilogy of movies being developed by Rian Johnson is anybody’s guess. Little has been officially announced about the trilogy, and they were never given release dates. At this rate, they could still happen whenever this hiatus ends, or simply no longer be in the works.
Still, there will be new Star Wars stories for you to experience. The Mandalorian premieres on Disney+ on Day One. Meanwhile, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars is scheduled to return, while an Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series that sees Ewan McGregor reprise the role he played in the prequels was officially announced at D23.
Beyond that, Iger teased during the earnings call that there are more shows for the streaming service in the works. Variety’s Bret A. Lang noted Iger mentioned three shows being in development, though it’s possible one of those could be the Obi-Wan project. No additional details were provided about the shows–like who they’ll feature or where in the universe and timeline they’ll be set.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters on December 20. Before that, you can watch the series premiere of The Mandalorian on Disney+ on November 12.
Author Chris E. Hayner
Original Post by GameSpot