A “Star Wars” movie may be on the horizon, but the next “Star War” movie won-‘t be, as Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed on Monday.
The new Star Wars film is still “years away,” he told investors.
“It’s not until 2019 that we’ll be able to say, ‘That’s the movie we’re going to make,'” Iger said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.
“That’s a long way off.”
Iger didn’t give a timeframe for when the next installment might be released, but he said it’s not a “dormant” project.
“We’re still working on it,” Iger told investors during the earnings call, adding that it will be “well into 2019.”
“We haven’t really given any definite date,” he said.
“And we are very excited about that, as we always have been.”
Disney CEO Robert Iger and Disney CEO Rob Thomas discuss the financials of the company during the second-half earnings call at Disney’s annual meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2018, in Burbank, California.
Reuters/Lucy Nicholson “Star wars” isn’t just a Star Trek franchise, but a universe of other franchises, too.
“Star Trek” has spawned numerous other movies and TV shows, too, including a sequel to “Starman” and an animated series “The Simpsons.”
Disney owns the rights to the franchise, which has spawned more than 500 films, as well as a host of merchandising.
The movie, which is expected to cost about $300 million, will star Luke Skywalker and his son, Finn, as they join the Rebel Alliance.
The film will likely be released in 2019 or 2020.
“If you’re not the first person in the world to watch ‘Star wars,’ you’re going the wrong way,” Iggi said at the company board meeting on Monday, “and you’re probably not going to be very happy.”
Disney shares jumped 2.5% on Monday to close at $94.96.