Disney Is Being More Cautious With Future Star Wars Movies

Disney Is Being More Cautious With Future Star Wars Movies

Star Wars is a franchise that is indelible in the history of cinema, and now Disney declares they are more cautious at handling its future. The franchise has opened worlds within worlds for storytelling, and it even comes with a broad history and lore. One only needs to look at the novels and comics to find that there is so much to tell about them.

As content for Disney Plus, live-action and animated Star Wars series are very much thriving. However, it is the big screen projects that are somehow having great difficulty in coming to fruition.

Only about a year ago, people got excited to know and couldn’t stop talking about the project that Marvel Studio President Kevin Feige is developing for Star Wars. He even got his Marvel multiverse blueprint architect Michael Waldron on board as the writer. People were happy to learn that there is something to look forward to for Star Wars after Solo.

There was also a project that was supposedly handled by Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. The Rogue Squadron was supposed to be featuring pilots in the galaxy far, far away.

Now both projects are no longer active, and based on recent logs, it seems that the only project that is in development is Taika Waititi’s Star Wars movie.

There is truth in the point that companies are opting to slow down in building content for their platforms. That, in itself, is industry-wide, at least. Likely as a result of the pandemic, where people are forced to stay indoors, movie companies opted to build their streaming content and service.

However, now that protocols are getting more accommodating for theatrical releases, it is only natural for studios to start developing projects for the movies. It is just that the previous content building has taken its toll on the different companies’ resources. Disney is one of those companies that resolved to review its strategies.

Disney is now more mindful of the quality of projects they are developing than the quantity—a highly conservative move considering the various business factors of the times.

Disney Takes More Care In Star Wars Projects

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In an investor conference via The Hollywood Reporter, Disney CEO Bob Iger presented how the company plans to move forward with its content. Other major studios under its wing were, of course, mentioned, but a particular spotlight went to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise. Iger said:

Star Wars, we made three what we called saga films, which is obviously the successors to George Lucas’ first six. They did very well at the box office — tremendously well as a matter of fact.

He also mentioned two stand-alone movies and talked about the resulting company action Solo had made for Disney. He shared:

We’ve made two so-called stand-alones in Rogue One and Solo. Rogue One did quite well, Solo was a little disappointing to us. It gave us pause just to think maybe the cadence was a little too aggressive. And so we decided to pull back a bit.

These were the times when they then looked into the possibility of creating stories in the Star Wars galaxy and narrative which are away from the Skywalker Saga. He finished:

We still are developing Star Wars films. We’re going to make sure that when we make one, that it’s the right one, so we are being very careful there.

Bob Iger Says Disney Is Being Careful About Star Wars Films


Credit: Lucasfilm

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Many generations of fans are still rooting for Star Wars projects. People still want to know more about the tales of the galaxy and its countless worlds. Many tales that are highly significant to the opposing forces of the Dark and Light Sides of the Force.

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau are attributed to keeping the flame for the franchise burning. Their series, which also comes from the lore that is centred on the Skywalker saga, is successful in telling a story as important as the journey of Luke. They could bridge the old with the new characters and capture audiences from around the world.

One can time and again review what went wrong with Solo, but it will always go back to not meeting the expectations of fans. Many of the aspects of its story were disappointing. There are at least two story points that the movie failed to take advantage of. Han’s years of experience serving in the war and the way the film just tossed the storyline of saving Qi’ra.

Fans need more stories that are indeed carefully researched and developed. They don’t need a movie that just collected or created bits of information behind trivial things like where the character got his boots, his vest, and his pistol before the original movie Episode IV: A New Hope started.

Citing Din Djarin and Grogu in The Mandalorian series, they were able to tell a story about another bounty hunter. A character inspired by the original Mandalorian Boba Fett, who is featured in the original series. They were able to explore the world further and showcased more cultural, historical and intergalactic lore in every episode.

We hope Lucasfilm is developing something like that for the movies. What do you make of this news about Disney choosing to be more careful with future projects for Star Wars? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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