The way Disney CEO Bob Iger has been in the news cycle for the past 24 hours due to his Star Wars comments, you might think he dropped some bombshell revelations about upcoming flicks Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Untitled Han Solo film. For example, when seeing a headline such as “New Han Solo Movie Details Unveiled by Disney CEO,” you might be tempted to believe that Iger revealed new details about the film. However, what Iger actually said was that the film, which stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, somewhere in the age range of roughly 18-24, will span Han Solo’s life between the ages of 18 and 24. Additionally, Iger revealed that the movie, which we all expect to explore how Han Solo became the person we first met in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, will show us Han Solo meeting his best friend Chewbacca, finding his trademark spaceship, The Millennium Falcon.
If we’re feeling generous, we might consider Iger’s comments about The Last Jedi to be slightly more substantial, as Iger revealed that Disney will not be altering the story of The Last Jedi because of Carrie Fisher’s death last year. Of course, since we knew that Fisher already filmed her scenes for that movie, it was reasonable to assume there’d be no need to change it. We don’t know what happens in the film, but if Fisher needs to be written out, that can happen in Episode IX, about which, incidentally, Iger didn’t reveal any new details.
Perhaps the silliest Iger comment, all of which came from the same interview on THR, by the way, to make headlines all over the interwebs is something you might have seen under headlines like Express’s “Star Wars shock: Episode 9 is NOT the end – Disney boss confirms plans for ’15 YEARS.'” As crazy as this may sound, Disney didn’t buy Lucasfilm just so they could make a sequel trilogy, two standalone films, and then call it a day. In fact, according to Iger’s comments, Disney is already talking “about what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories.”
So there you have it. Star Wars news that we could have milked for a minimum of three clickbait articles, condensed into one single clickbait article, with attitude. It’s still not journalism, but at least its efficient. If you want to thank us, you can click on this completely useless article we published yesterday in which Woody Harrelson reveals literally nothing other than his character’s name in the Han Solo movie, which has no significance whatsoever in existing Star Wars canon.
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