For the past few years, Disney has been bombarding fans with a new Star Wars movie on an annual basis. So far we’ve seen the release of Episode VII, Episode VIII, Rogue One, Solo, and later this year, we can also look forward to Episode IX which will conclude the current Star Wars trilogy of movies.
Given how big the Star Wars fanbase is, it’s not surprising that Disney would want to capitalize on that, but it seems that the company is aware of the risk that they are running in terms of Star Wars fatigue, where too many movies will just end up diluting the brand. So much so that according to Disney’s CEO Bob Iger, he 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.”
Note that this only applies to the Star Wars movies as Disney will continue to churn out Star Wars related content for its upcoming Disney+ service which is set for a launch on the 12th of November, 2019.