The Buck Stops With Bob Iger When It Comes to Star Wars Movie Releases

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available for home entertainment viewers. The movie released in theaters earlier this year was given less than stellar feedback by some. Many have pointed blame at Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. However, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger indicated that the blame for this movie’s underperformance did not lie with Kennedy.

When asked about the Star Wars release schedule that seemed to have hurt Solo’s performance Iger responded saying,

“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.”

It appears that Iger places some of the blame on Solo’s underperformance on timing. What do you think about this assessment? What did you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story? What do you think of Iger’s statement on it? You can read DAPS MAGIC’S review here. Then let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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