Bob Iger talks release date, theme park attractions

Spotted by Jedi News is this brief video interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger on the topic of Star Wars.

On the release date:

One of the things that was very important to us is that we give the creative team—J.J. Abrams and his writing team—the time to design, write, and produce the film so that we can optimize quality, or so that… they can create a great film.


At one point we considered the summer of 2015, but it felt like, particularly with some changes that we made in the writing team, that that was going to create a bit of a rush.

On Disney theme park attractions:

There is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in California and in Orlando, and then eventually in other parks around the world.

At a guess, these are almost certainly the original trilogy-themed attractions such as the rumoured Cantina, Millennium Falcon and Endor attractions. The trend seems clear: Iger and Disney want to remind older fans and casual audiences of the Star Wars they love while introducing the younger crowds to the iconography and aesthetic of the Star Wars, Empire and Jedi.


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