Speaking at a shareholder meeting yesterday (Tuesday February 4th), Iger said the “hiatus” was underway, adding that “the priority in the next few years is television.”
His announcement contradicts earlier reports which suggested Disney had planned to release a Star Wars film every two years following the close of the Skywalker saga, alternating with new Avatar movies.
However, that there are no new films appear in the pipeline does not mean Star Wars fans will be deprived of content – several TV projects are upcoming.
Plus a new show – a prequel to 2016’s Rogue One – is currently in the works. And perhaps most excitingly of all, Ewan McGregor is set to make an eagerly anticipated return to the franchise in a new Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
As to those rumours that production delays might spell trouble for the new show, fans can rest assured about that too. Speaking to The Wrap, McGregor claimed: “All this bulls**t about creative differences and all that stuff is, none of it’s true.”