Bob Iger interview

This morning, The Hollywood Reporter published an illuminating interview with Bob Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company. Iger is unquestionably one of the most powerful people in Hollywood, and since his views can ultimately have a massive impact on many beloved branches of entertainment, it’s worth taking a closer look at some of his comments about topics like James Gunn, the company’s new streaming service, the culture at Pixar in the wake of the John Lasseter controversy, and more.

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Future tar Wars Movies

Back in June, news surfaced that Disney and Lucasfilm were regrouping following the less than stellar box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which included rethinking how to move forward with any other spin-offs in the Star Wars franchise. Initial reports said several spin-offs were indefinitely on hold, but further details indicated Lucasfilm was merely changing their approach and expectations for what those movies needed to be. Now. Disney’s boss man has addressed the problem head-on.

Disney CEO Bob Iger recently participated in an extensive interview about all the things happening at the House of Mouse, and he addressed that maybe the studio bit off more than they could chew by rushing into too many Star Wars movies too soon. Bob Iger takes full blame for the misstep and says production on Star Wars movies will be slowing down a bit to recover. Read More »

solo name scene

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a mostly enjoyable piece of entertainment, but there are a few moments that might give you pause. One controversial scene in particular comes early in the film, and has been singled-out by many as an all-together bad idea. Yet, interestingly enough, this disliked scene is one of the main things that convinced Disney to make the film.

Read more below, and beware of spoilers.

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Fox Searchlight logo

Disney’s planned acquisition of many of 21st Century Fox’s assets raises a lot of questions. For movie fans, one of the most important is: what is going to happen to Fox Searchlight, the indie branch that produced movies like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? Well, according to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, the answer is nothing. Below, read Iger’s comments about how Disney plans to leave Fox Searchlight alone should the deal go through.
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Star Wars Rebels

During the series finale of Star Wars Rebels, the voice of the series’ central droid character was finally revealed in the end credits. It turns out for all four seasons, C1-10P has been voiced by none other than Star Wars showrunner and writer Dave Filoni. Find out why he waited so long to reveal the truth and the story of how he came to be the voice of Chopper.

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Star Wars TV shows

How about some more Star Wars news? On the heels of the announcement that Game of Thrones creators are developing a new series of Star Wars films comes a tease of the franchise’s small screen future. There are multiple Star Wars TV shows currently in development for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

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Episode IX story

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters everywhere, which means it’s time for us to pivot onto the next Star Wars chapter! The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will be returning to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, and news recently broke revealing Abrams pitched the story for the next Star Wars film to Disney CEO Bob Iger today. This all but confirms that any development on the new Star Wars from Colin Trevorrow‘s time attached to the project is being tossed out to make way for whatever Abrams has up his sleeve.

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Fantastic Four in the MCU

All your favorite Marvel characters from Fox are definitely heading over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In case you needed further clarification, Disney CEO Bob Iger went ahead and announced that the huge, historic Disney-Fox deal officially puts the Fantastic Four in the MCU, along with X-Men and Deadpool as well. All hail our new Disney overlords.

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disney streaming service

Everybody is getting into the streaming business. Not content to sit back and let Netflix have all the fun, Disney is getting ready to launch their own streaming service. And just like Netflix, they now plan to create their own original movies and TV shows. Get the details on the Disney streaming service below.

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han solo death

The big debate around Han Solo may no longer be “did he shoot first?” but “was he supposed to die at first?”

The death of Harrison Ford‘s iconic sci-fi character reverberated throughout the Star Wars universe, affecting characters both new and old in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the Han Solo death scene might not have happened if it was up to Disney. Because not only did killing Han Solo impact on his newfound mentee Rey (Daisy Ridley), his ex-wife Leia (Carrie Fisher), and his own son who did the deed Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), it also threatened to impact the Disney brand as well.

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