Disney CEO Discusses Han Solo movie, Carrie Fisher’s Role in The Last Jedi, and More on Star Wars’ Future
In an interview with his wife, Willow Bay, Bob Iger had much to say about the Star Wars’ future during the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment Conference. He mentioned things like new details on the new Han Solo movie, how Carrie Fisher’s death will affect the future of the Star Wars films, and a few more topics for fans of the franchise.
Iger mentioned new details concerning the new Han Solo movie. It seems the film will explore Han at an age between 18-24 during the same span of time that Rogue One took place. He will obtain his ship, the Millenium Falcon, as well as meet his furry co- pilot and friend, Chewbacca. Han will be played by actor Alden Ehrenreich alongside Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke as well as Woody Harrelson as a criminal and Han’s mentor. It will be interesting to learn what exactly the story will entail, so keep tuned to DFTG for all the details.
With the passing of Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ future began to look fairly bleak. Thankfully, fans will be able to see her one last time in The Last Jedi. She will not be represented by a digital stand in like in Rogue One, nor will she be cut out in any way. It will be all real Carrie Fisher in every scene throughout the movie, because she had already finished filming enough footage for the film. It’s good to see that Fisher and her legacy will be treated with such respect by the creators of the movie:
When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films — Episodes VII, VIII and IX. We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie.”
This being said, Iger also mentions looking to the future:
We’re starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories
Iger also spoke with much enthusiasm over virtual reality and location based experiences coming in the future such as an Avatar Banshee ride and a Millennium Falcon cockpit joyride, within the prospective Star Wars Land. Fans from all over will most definitely take the chance to pilot the legendary vessel. Maybe take part in the Kessel Run, only time will tell?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release December 15th, 2017 and the Han Solo movie will arrive in May 25th of next year. Are you excited for what’s to come in Star Wars’ future? Let your fandom shine in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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