Disney Is Just Getting Started With ‘Star Wars’, Says Bob Iger

Disney CEO Bob Iger recently stated that the studio is just getting started with Star Wars.

Star Wars has just closed one of its most important doors under the guide of Disney CEO Bob Iger. The Skywalker saga has come to an end, Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian has completed its first critically-acclaimed season, and there is a clear plan for what’s next for Star Wars.

Ever since it was announced that Star Wars was going to become a part of Disney’s ecosystem, fans wondered what CEO Bob Iger had in store for the storied franchise that continuously seems to push boundaries. A lot has happened under Disney CEO Bob Iger and according to him, Star Wars is only going to soar from here. Speaking with the Star Wars Show in an extended interview, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke of how happy he is with Star Wars and what fans can expect now that its main anchor (the Skywalker saga) has come to a conclusion.

“It’s been an incredibly fulfilling and a very exciting journey, but actually, I think, in many respects, we’re just getting started. We’ve accomplished a lot — obviously with the saga films, the Skywalker Saga — and the opening of Galaxy’s Edge here in California and in Florida, and of course, a few other films along the way and TV series. But it feels like we’re just starting to mine the full potential of what Star Wars is and what Star Wars can be. And I think it took some time as Lucasfilm became part of Disney and we started thinking long term — not just about fulfilling the interest of the fans short-term, but long-term what could happen — and I get a sense that the future is far more vast than we expected it to be, and so there’s just a lot that lies ahead.”

It’s interesting how Bob Iger specifically uses the term “long-term” as that was one of the flaws that fans were quick to point out when it came to Disney’s handling of the Star Wars franchise. Many believed that Disney rushed into the franchise without thinking about the repercussions of hastily introducing Star Wars to the world again. Disappointment has been in the air for the past 2 years and it’s good to know that Disney’s Bob Iger is more than aware of how Star Wars fans are thinking.

The entire interview featuring Disney CEO Bob Iger at the Star Wars Show is filled with interesting tidbits regarding the franchise so if you’re inclined to hear more about a galaxy far, far away, you can watch the video below.

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You can check out synopsis for the latest film in the Star Wars saga below:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: Star Wars Show

 

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

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 Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as 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 Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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