In a discussion with Newsbeat, Disney CEO Bob Iger discussed the future of Star Wars past Episode IX. We already know of Rouge One (Dec 2016), Episode VIII (Dec 2017), Episode IX (2019), and a rumored Han Solo film in 2018. When asked about post-Episode IX plans Iger was quoted as saying, “There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.”
Iger went on to discuss the ever popular Marvel Cinematic Universe and said that Marvel “will go on forever”.
Why this matters
With roughly a cost of roughly $8 billion to acquire both franchises, Disney will continue to pump out Marvel and Star Wars movies as long as they remain the cash cow that they are. The Force Awakens has made over $1.9 billion globally so far and the Marvel Cinematic Universe put almost $2 billion in Disney’s pockets last year alone.