Even Disney's CEO Agrees They Released Too Many Star Wars Films 'Too Fast'

Time to slow down, eh?

Star Wars is one of the most popular franchises in pop culture history with some of the most vocal fans in the world, so when they don’t get it quite right, they’ll hear about it.

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Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012 and since then there have been plenty of Star Wars films, including sequels and standalone stories, and not all of them have been fan favourites.

Now, Disney CEO Bob Iger is admitting that they probably released too many movies too quickly after acquiring Lucasfilm.

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney has released a new Star Wars movie every year.

Speaking with the New York Times, Iger said, “I just think that we might’ve put a little bit too much in the marketplace too fast.

“I think the storytelling capabilities of the company are endless because of the talent we have at the company, and the talent we have at the company is better than it’s ever been, in part because of the influx of people from Fox.”

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So, does this mean Disney will slow down the production of Star Wars movies in the future? Iger is pretty sure the space opera will continue indefinitely, especially with the new talent they have from 20th Century Fox, following that merger earlier this year.

However, after the release of The Rise of Skywalker in December this year, Lucasfilm will likely take their time with their next releases.

The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson and the creators of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and DB Weiss, are working on new Star Wars stories, but it seems as though they aren’t rushing to get them done anytime soon.

While the movies will be slowing down, Disney+ will feature a live-action series, The Mandalorian, will be released in November.

The Mandalorian takes place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, before the First Order formed.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th.

This Video Has Us Thinking Anakin Returns In Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The timing is super suss.

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the rumour mill has being going nuts about whether or not Hayden Christensen will make a surprise appearance as Anakin Skywalker.

A video of Hayden and his Star Wars co-star Ian McDiarmid is adding fuel to the fire after the pair was seen together in Salt Lake City visiting a children’s hospital while they were in the area for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention.

Many fans believe Anakin will return because if Emperor Palpatine can bounce back from being thrown down a Death Star shaft in Return of the Jedi, why can’t he? Let’s be honest, it wouldn’t exactly be that strange if he did make a comeback.

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CinemaBlend reports that some fans believe the hospital visit was a marketing tactic, however, that idea doesn’t sound quite right considering Disney canceled their spotlight panel at the convention.

Now many people think the cancellation was to stop Christensen from maybe revealing his involvement in the film.

Surely Christensen and McDiarmid hanging out must mean something is going on, the timing just seems a little suss.

Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo recently teased that there are going to be multiple twists in the upcoming movie, so be prepared.

There’s certainly a lot of pressure on this film to wrap up the entire Star Wars franchise as we know it, so we hope it’s got a satisfying ending to go along with those surprises!

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