Disney has some great Star Wars rides at their parks and it looks like they will be adding even more in the future. Disney CEO Bob Iger sat down with Variety to talk about the franchise’s future plans in the park and it looks like a lot of future focus will be on new movies and properties, not the original six films.
Here’s what he had to say about the initial planning:
“We couldn’t tell them what was new … I slowed it all down so what we come forward with will have a blend of the past, present and maybe the future. Now we have a sense of what’s in ‘Star Wars 8,’ and what some of the standalone films will have in them.”
He also talked about some of his interaction with JJ Abrams on the film:
“I keep telling J.J. Abrams this is a $4 billion movie. We need to treat this very special. It’s an unbelievable privilege and unbelievable responsibility to take a jewel and treat it in a way that is respectful of its past but brings it into the future.”
…and on the use of practical effects: