Bob Iger Opens Up About Leaving Disney CEO Position

Following the news of his departure, Bob Iger has now opened up about stepping down as Disney CEO and what his new role will be.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Bob Iger would be leaving the Disney CEO role and succeeded by Bob Chapek, who was previously Disney’s parks chairman. Bob Iger has been in the Disney CEO role since 2000, succeeding Michael Eisner. Bob Iger’s tenure under Disney will be best known for the various accusations made like Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and most recently, 20th Century Fox.

Bob Iger has been teasing for sometime that he planned on leaving Disney, but some still found it to be a surprise since it was said that his departure was “effective immediately.” In an interview with The New York Times, Bob Iger opened up about leaving the Disney leadership role:

“It’s only abrupt in other people’s eyes because we haven’t been talking about it publicly. I have been discussing this with the board for a number of months. I basically described what I thought my best use was given that our asset base and strategy are pretty much in place. And that was to fully focus on the creative side of our business and making sure that our creative pipelines are vibrant.”

Bob Iger also clarified about his new role during the transition as Bob Chapek takes over Disney and admits that he considered creating a chief operating officer role for him at the company:

“But I did not believe that would bestow on him the kind of autonomy that I wanted him to have during this transition. I’m not going to suddenly be working three days a week. My new role is a full-time job.”

And as far as Bob Iger potentially running for president, all he had was this to say:

“I think it’s a little late for that.”

What do you think Bob Iger’s biggest accomplishment under Disney was? Sound-off in the comments below!

In addition to acquiring major movie studios, Bob Iger also launched several brand-new theme park attractions, a record-breaking amount of films reaching a billion dollars, Avengers: Endgame becoming the highest-grossing film of all-time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earning the top spot domestically, numerous awards, and the launch of Disney Plus last fall.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Disney’s future with Bob Iger and Bob Chapek in their new roles!

Source: The New York Times

‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.