Disney Will Be Slowing Down The Rate Of Star Wars Movie Releases

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For the past three to four years, Disney has been pumping out a new Star Wars movie annually similar to how Marvel releases multiple movies each and every year.

However, now it looks like Disney will be slowing down the rate of Star Wars movies to give each release some breathing room.

Disney released Solo: A Star Wars Story just five months after the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This gamble did not pay off because Solo became the lowest grossing live action Star Wars movie of all time as fans were not ready for another movie so soon.

Not to mention nobody really bought all of the toys from Solo because many figures from The Last Jedi were still on store shelves too! The frequency of Star Wars movies was too fast and fans were not able to keep up.

Due to this, it sounds like Disney is slowing down the rate in the near future.

Disney CEO, Bob Iger, spoke with The Hollywood Reporter where he said that it was his fault for the rapid rate of Star Wars films.

Now he has changed his tune a bit as you can see from his comments posted down below.

I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast. You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about. And we are just at the point where we're going to start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s. But I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that.

No official decisions have been made at this time, but Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in December 2019.

After that, we may not see a Star Wars movie every year as Disney does not want to over-saturate the franchise in the near future.

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