Disney CEO Bob Iger has reconsidered his “Star Wars” release strategy in the wake of the disappointing box-office performance of May’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Iger told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview that “Star Wars” fans can expect “some slowdown” in the production of the series. It appears the disappointing box-office performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has led Disney CEO Bob Iger to reconsider his release strategy for the “Star Wars” film series. Iger told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview that “Star Wars” fans can expect “some slowdown” in the production of the series, which saw two films, “Solo” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” released in the span of five months this past year. While 2017’s “The Last Jedi” grossed $US1.33 billion worldwide and received critical acclaim, the “Solo” spin-off fell … [Read more...] about Disney’s CEO says you should get ready for a ‘slowdown’ on ‘Star Wars’ films
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Published April 15, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is a textbook story of the power of business diversification. Although the stock has underperformed lately, reporting a 5% loss for the prior three years while the greater S&P 500 has produced a 27% gain, things could be worse -- the company's television empire, its largest division by revenue and operating profit, is under threat in a world where many are choosing to forgo cable. As an entertainment conglomerate, Disney is better situated than many of its cable-focused peers like Viacom and AMC Networks, which have produced losses of 48% and 32% during the same period. Disney CEO Bob Iger was wise to acquire film rights and/or technology from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. More recently, Disney's film division has taken up the slack from a sluggish television business. Continue Reading Below However, Disney's next blockbuster film could be … [Read more...] about Could Disney’s Next Star Wars Movie Be a Flop?
A young Han Solo meets his mighty future co-pilot Chewbacca in the official trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which was released online on Monday. Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv The film narrates series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, where Han Solo encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes. Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany. The movie, distributed by the Walt Disney Company, will hit Philippine cinemas on May 25. … [Read more...] about WATCH: Young Han Solo meets Chewie in trailer of new ‘Star Wars’ spinoff
Travis Clark, provided by Published 4:43 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Lucasfilm "Solo: A Star Wars Story" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, according to Deadline. The report is a bit of a surprise since the movie is a franchise blockbuster, which are rarely show at the festival, but there is precedent: "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith" was first shown at Cannes back in 2005. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" comes to theaters on May 25, but it's reportedly heading to Cannes before then. According to Deadline, the latest "Star Wars" anthology film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, a little more than a week ahead of its theatrical release. Business Channel Now Playing: Now Playing The Market's Wild Ride Cheddar TV John McAfee Charges $105,000 For Cryptocurrency Promo Tweets Veuer How Cannuka -- the CBD Skincare Brand -- Took Off Cheddar TV FOX Business Beat: Tuesday, April 3 Fox5DC Lockheed Martin to … [Read more...] about The new ‘Star Wars’ movie about Han Solo will reportedly premiere at Cannes Film Festival
caption “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” source Lucasfilm “Jungle Book” and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a “Star Wars” live-action series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The streaming service begins in 2019 and will also include a Marvel live-action series and a “3 Men and a Baby” remake. Disney has given a little tease of what its new streaming service will offer. On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced that “Jungle Book” and “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action “Star Wars” series for Disney’s streaming platform. There are no details or a title for the series yet, but the combination of firm news of a “Star Wars” series and someone like Favreau involved will certainly help bolster subscriptions for the streaming service. … [Read more...] about There’s a new ‘Star Wars’ live-action TV show coming to Disney’s Netflix competitor — and it will be written by the director of ‘Iron Man’