Regardless of how you’ve felt about the last four movies to come out in the Star Wars franchise, everyone pretty much agrees that we are getting a little too much, too fast. It seems that no one believes that more than Disney CEO, Bob Iger. In a new interview with THR, the executive came out and admitted that the release strategy falls on him and it was not the right call.
“I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven’t been specific about. And we are just at the point where we’re gonna start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.’s. But I think we’re gonna be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.”
We are pretty excited to hear this news. It gives Lucasfilm the chance to focus more on quality and less on becoming a factory that just poops out a new film every 8 months.