At the Disney annual shareholders meeting in Phoenix earlier today, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about upcoming plans with the Star Wars movies. His statements served as confirmation that plans revealed by Disney so far are still moving forward as planned.
Bob Iger said, “I’ve got to start with our acquisition of Lucasfilm. It’s a huge honor for us to have George Lucas entrust his extraordinary legacy to Disney. George has always been a great innovator and a great visionary, but first and foremost George is a great storyteller. And Star Wars with its 17,000 characters and 20,000 years of mythology is an incredible story. We’re taking that story into the future starting with Star Wars Episode 7, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams with whom we’ve had a long and very successful relationship that included creating the global phenomenon that was on ABC known as LOST. We’re obviously very excited to have J.J. on board and to have Star Wars at Disney and I hope you are too.”
Bob Iger added, “Star Wars Episode 7 will be released in 2015, and we’re also working on some standalone movies featuring the great Star Wars characters. Lucasfilm joins Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, and ABC in our unprecedented collection of amazing brands.”