If droid news is what you’ve been looking for: Disney chief Bob Iger used some of his stage time at Wednesday’s Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference to update “Star Wars” fans on his upcoming slate — he also had a little something to reassure Marvel fans.
“I had a meeting yesterday with Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out — well, we reviewed — the ‘Star Wars’ plans that we have ’til 2020,” Iger said. “We have movies in development for ‘Star Wars’ ’til then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond.”
“So, she’s not just making a ‘Star Wars’ movie, she’s making a ‘Star Wars’ universe, of sorts,” he added.
But don’t feel left out, those who prefer superheroes to sci-fi.
“We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade,” Iger stated during his interview. “[There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on?”
After that quick mention, he web-swung went right back to George Lucas-land.
Iger told his New York audience that he has seen “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” a spinoff experiment that he called “really interesting in terms of … storytelling.”
On the regular so-called Skywalker Saga, the eighth actual “Star Wars” movie, which comes out December 2017, has been fully shot and is in the editing process, Iger said. Plus, he just got a pitch for the ninth one from its director — that 2019 release is entering preproduction as you read this.
As we know, a Han Solo/Chewbacca origin flick is coming in the next couple of years, and another “Star Wars Story” has been set for 2020. While specific details of the latter have yet to be announced, the boss has already got a writer working on it. So, go find him/her and shake ‘em down.