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Entertainment Disney boss confirms future of Star Wars after The Rise of Skywalker

09:00  08 november  2019
09:00  08 november  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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Disney boss Bob Iger confirms the future of the Star Wars franchise after The Rise of Skywalker is released. We've had The Force Awakens, Rogue One, The Last Jedi, Solo, and The Rise of Skywalker coming next month. Given it took nearly 30 years for the first six Star Wars films to arrive

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John Boyega wearing a suit and tie: Disney boss Bob Iger confirms the future of the Star Wars franchise after The Rise of Skywalker is released.© Lucasfilm Ltd Disney boss Bob Iger confirms the future of the Star Wars franchise after The Rise of Skywalker is released. To say Star Wars fans have been spoiled over the last few years is an understatement.

We've had The Force Awakens, RogueOne, The Last Jedi, Solo, and The Rise of Skywalker coming next month.

Given it took nearly 30 years for the first six Star Wars films to arrive, it's tough to have too much beef with Lucasfilm – whether you liked The Last Jedi or not.

But it looks like the franchise is taking a break after The Rise of Skywalker, as Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday (November 7) that the movies are going "into a hiatus for a few years" (via Variety).

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Star Wars : The Rise of Skywalker (also known as Star Wars : Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker ) is an upcoming American epic space opera film produced, co-written, and directed by J. J. Abrams.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirms Star Wars feature films will take a hiatus following The Rise of Skywalker while the franchise grows on television. A slowdown for the franchise has been discussed for some time now after the underperformance of 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story and the polarizing

Bob Iger wearing a suit and tie© Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bob Iger Iger's announcement comes one week after the news that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had "regretfully stepped away" from working on the next Star Wars trilogy.

Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also recently admitted he's uncertain when his new trilogy will go into production, while the Star Wars film Marvel boss Kevin Feige is developing won't be ready for a good while yet.

So make sure to really enjoy The Rise of Skywalker – it could be a few years before the next one arrives in cinemas.

Of course, although the movies are taking a breather, you will still have a fix of new Star Wars at home.

The first five episodes of spin-off TV series The Mandalorian will be released on Disney's new streaming service Disney+ next week – and Iger has now also confirmed when the platform is launching in the UK.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has a release date of Thursday, December 19 in the UK and Friday, December 20 in the US.

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Sorry, MCU completists.

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