Disney CEO Bob Iger Confirms That Big Budget Star Wars Movies Not Being Developed for Disney+

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Later this year Disney+ will debut to consumers with movies and television shows from The Walt Disney Company. Many of these movies will be from the Disney catalog but there will also be quite a few shows and movies developed specifically for Disney+. What there won’t be though are big budget Star Wars films. Those will continue to be released straight to theaters.

In a recent interview with Barrons, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained that while the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will be shared on Disney+, as will the Star Wars movies, new big-budget films will not debut there.  Iger explained that “Almost every movie the studio makes is a $100 million-plus movie, and we’re not looking to make movies at that level for the service.”

While Disney won’t be releasing big-budget films on Disney+, they will be developing a lot of other content. “We’re looking to invest significantly in television series on a per-episode business, and we’re looking to make movies that are higher-budget, but nothing like that,” Iger explained.

“We wouldn’t make a Star Wars movie for this platform. When everybody goes out on the weekend and you have a movie that opens up to $200 million, there’s a buzz that creates that enhances value. We like that. And eventually, the movies we’re making are going to [end up on] the service.”

What will start off on the series are a couple of Star Wars The Mandalorian television shows. will arrive first. Jon Favreau is behind this tv series that will follow the adventures of a helmeted bounty hunter. Later, a television show will follow the rising of the Rebellion through the eyes of Cassian Andor, with Diego Luna reprising the role he originated in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

While there may not be any huge Star Wars movies being released on Disney+, there is still plenty to look forward to!

What are you most looking forward to when Disney+ goes online later this year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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