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Technology Disney's Bob Iger, Time's Businessperson of the Year, holds Baby Yoda in painting

02:16  12 december  2019
02:16  12 december  2019 Source:   cnet.com

The next Star Wars movie won't arrive until 2022

  The next Star Wars movie won't arrive until 2022 There are, perhaps literally, more questions than answers in The Hollywood Reporter’s new profile on Kathleen Kennedy and the future of Star Wars and Lucasfilm. Reading between the hypotheticals yields only a few facts: The next Star Wars film won’t arrive until 2022; it’s not the Star Wars project being developed by Rian Johnson; Disney is planning to make an announcement in January, after the dust settles on The Rise Of Skywalker. The 2022 date gels with what Disney CEO Bob Iger said during a November 7 earnings call, when he stated that the franchise will take a hiatus following the release of the highly-anticipated conclusion to the Skywalker saga.

Time named Disney CEO Bob Iger its Businessperson of the Year on Wednesday. " Painting Bob Iger was fun, but of course, like almost the entire universe, being able to paint baby Yoda at a time when he' s blowing up the internet was thrilling," O'Brien is quoted as saying in a tweet from Time .

Bob Iger has transformed Disney into a giant business while ensuring its products remain beloved. Read more in TIME ' s 2019 Person of the Year package.

Time on Wednesday named Disney CEO Bob Iger its Businessperson of the Year on Twitter. And as part of the designation, artist Tim O'Brien created a painting of Iger holding a critter who's dominated the internet in recent weeks: Baby Yoda.

Bob Iger smiling for the camera: It was love at first sight for Disney CEO Bob Iger and Baby Yoda. Tim O'Brien/Time© Provided by CNET It was love at first sight for Disney CEO Bob Iger and Baby Yoda. Tim O'Brien/Time

"Painting Bob Iger was fun, but of course, like almost the entire universe, being able to paint baby Yoda at a time when he's blowing up the internet was thrilling," O'Brien is quoted as saying in a tweet from Time.

Since the release of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus, Baby Yoda has stolen the collective heart of the internet and inspired countless memes.

Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up

  Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up One of the most relentlessly adorable characters in Star Wars history just got caught up in some copyright confusion. Giphy has restored GIFs of Disney+ series The Mandalorian's stand-out character The Child (nicknamed "baby Yoda" because well, look at him) after "confusion" over whether or not the animations were allowed. The Vulture claimed in a spoiler-laden piece that the GIFs of the cute-as-hell character were taken down for "copyrightThe move will likely prove a relief if you just have to share the little tyke with everyone you know (straight-up: if you've seen the series, you'll probably want to).

Disney ' s CEO Bob Iger was named Time ' s businessperson of the year . In the last 12 months, Iger has closed a billion acquisition of Fox, opened two Star Wars theme park lands, launched streaming service Disney +, gained complete control of Hulu and released the highest-grossing movie

Some joked Baby Yoda would be named Times ' Person of the Year after the adorable Star Wars Disney CEO Bob Iger had some company in his Businessperson of the Year profile illustration. And he also says in the profile it was his call to hold off on Baby Yoda merchandise, which fans have

"As soon as those ears popped up from under the blanket, and the eyes, I knew," Iger said of Baby Yoda in the Time article.

Iger's designation as Time's Businessperson of the Year doesn't come as much of a surprise, given he runs a successful media giant that plays host to the Marvel and Star Wars franchises. Disney has had a strong year at the box office, with Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing movie of all time. On top of that, the new Disney Plus streaming service signed up more than 10 million subscribers soon after its launch last month, according to the company.

Bob Iger smiling for the camera© CNET

'The Mandalorian' Season 2 to Premiere in Fall 2020, Jon Favreau Says .
"The Mandalorian" dropped its first season finale Friday and just a few hours later, series creator Jon Favreau dropped some big news for fans of Disney+'s live-action "Star Wars" series: The second season will premiere in Fall 2020. "Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020," Favreau tweeted, revealing that it's gonna be a while until you get to see Baby Yoda again. The tweet also included a picture of a Gamorrean, a species from within the "Star Wars" universe that was not featured in the first season of "The Mandalorian," so maybe he's teasing a Season 2 character here.

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