“Star Wars” has no real home in Disney movies, says director
Disney has said it will never bring “Star War” to its movies.
Speaking to reporters during a press conference at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger said, “There is no Star Wars, no Star Trek, no Marvel.”
“It’s not a story that we can do in any of our films.
It’s just not part of the fabric of the storytelling of our movies.”
The “Star Trek” franchise, which had been the biggest financial success of Disney’s recent cinematic history, had become a bit of a joke, the CEO added.
“When we’re talking about movies, they don’t want to talk about the Star Wars movies, and they don´t want to speak about the ‘Star Trek’ movies, so we don’t do those movies,” Iger told reporters.
“So we can tell a different story about Star Wars than we would in any other movie, because it is a franchise that’s been around for a very long time, and it is very special.”
Iger said that the “Star wars” films have been “pretty good” and that he thinks Disney has done a good job at keeping it relevant to the modern audience.
“I think we’re doing a really good job with that,” Igers said.
“We can say, `Hey, it’s a little bit different, but it’s still very much Star Wars’.”
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the second film in Disney’s long-running Star Wars franchise after the release of 1977´s “Return of the Jedi” in 1983.
Iger pointed to the “Force Awakens” as the next “Star war” film that could not be told in Disney films, but instead would be “in the same universe.”
“You know, we have a lot of stories about how we would like to tell that story, but at the same time, we also have a really strong creative vision,” he said.
“We are still very open to new ideas, and if we can find a way to make it work with the stories we’re telling, we will.”
The director also talked about the upcoming “Rogue One” and “Deadpool 2.”
“We’ve seen some really fantastic action movies that have been really great, and we can’t wait to see what comes out of them, and what we will do to make sure that the films we release have the best experience possible,” IGER said.
I’m really excited about Rogue One, and I think Deadpool 2 is very good, but that’s not to say it will be the next big thing.
We’re going to make a very good film, and then we’ll look at what comes next.