For the past few years, Disney has released Star Wars movies on a regular basis. So far they have given us Episode VII, Episode VIII, Rogue One, Solo, and later this year, Episode IX which will conclude the current Star Wars trilogy. They feel that it is too much.
The Star Wars fanbase is huge, so it’s not surprising that Disney would want to capitalize on that, but in some aspects that fanbase is dwindling thanks to what some see as lackluster movies. So in order not to risk more Star Wars fatigue, where too many movies will dilute the brand, they will be taking a break. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the movie franchise will be taking a break after the release of Episode IX.
Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg Television, Iger said, “We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter. There are movies in development, but we have not announced them.” He adds, “We will take a pause, some time, and reset because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
Funny that he still calls it the Skywalker saga when Disneys movies have shown Luke for all of 5 minutes and in that time he was just a grumpy old man who tried to murder his nephew, drank from a sea creatures boob and then killed himself after a fake fight.