Disney CEO Bob Iger recently gave an interview to the New York Times detailing his time growing up on Long Island watching The Mickey Mouse Club through this year when the company released five $1 billion box office movies.
One of those movies was not Solo: A Star Wars Story. Iger thinks that after Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, the company moved too fast, with the original plan of releasing a new Star Wars movie every year.
“I just think that we might’ve put a little bit too much in the marketplace too fast,” said Iger. “I think the storytelling capabilities of the company are endless because of the talent we have at the company, and the talent we have at the company is better than it’s ever been, in part because of the influx of people from Fox.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story’s budget was between $275 and $300 million, while only earning $392.9 million at the box office, possibly due to fatigue.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Naomi Ackie, and Richard E. Grant. The film, the only Star Wars release of the year, is set to release December 20.