Friday, November 8, 2013

Bob Iger Talks Star Wars In Disney Parks & Episode VII

By: Benjamin Hart

It has now been announced that the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga, Episode VII, will be coming to theaters December 18th, 2015, which is a radical change from the last six films which which were all released in May. Disney CEO Bob Iger was interviewed by Jon Erlichman at Bloomberg TV and he gave some insight as to why the date was chosen:

"[Episode VII] is obviously one of the most important films that we're working on right now. And one of the things that was very important to us is that we give the creative team, J.J Abrams and his writing team, the time to design, write and produce the film so that... they can create a great film. At one point we considered the summer of  2015, but it felt like, particularly with some changes we made in the writing team, that that was going to create a bit of a rush, and we didn't think that was optimal for obvious reasons. So Christmas 2015 became the date. "

He also cites the success of James Cameron's Avatar, which was released on the same date in 2009, as a sign of "good luck".

Iger also went on to briefly discuss the future of Star Wars attractions in Disney parks:

"There is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in California and in Orlando, and then eventually in other parks around the World."

You can watch the full interview below:


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