Hope you like Star Wars and the MCU, because they’re not going away any time soon. Or ever, really. According to Disney’s Bob Iger, the studio has plans to keep the franchises going until long after we’re all dead and buried.
Speaking with Newsbeat, the CEO explains the future of the Star Wars universe.
“There are five Star Wars films – four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens – that are in varying stages of development and production.
“There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.”
Iger might not be willing to discuss any specific plans (and certainly downplays them), but we all know he’s just being coy. Disney’s already set aside more dates than that for Star Wars movies, including the (ugh) rumored Boba Fett solo outing.
He’s much less vague regarding the Marvel films.
“Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever.”
This will probably distress the fans who complain about the oversaturation of comic book movies and “superhero fatigue.” I’ve always thought this was a non-issue and frankly kind of silly. There are more childrens’ films, horror movies and romcoms than comic book movies released each year and no one whines about that. The same goes for television. There might be a comic-based series almost every day, but there are far more sitcoms and cop dramas.
If that point eludes you, it doesn’t really matter. These worlds aren’t going anywhere.