Disney CEO teases possible The Mandalorian spinoffs
Now that the Skywalker film series has ended, the focus is on creating more Star Wars TV series.
Disney is reportedly considering developing multiple spinoff series to The Mandalorian.
Speaking to investors earlier in the week, CEO Bob Iger said that the company is exploring “the possibility of infusing (The Mandalorian) with more characters and taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
This announcement doesn’t come as too much of a surprise given both the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the show and Iger’s recent reveal that Star Wars will “take a bit of a hiatus in terms of theatrical releases.”
According to Variety, Disney believed it had “oversaturated the market” for Star Wars film sequels and spinoffs.
The decades spanning Skywalker series came to a lukewarm end last December with Rise of the Skywalker which is the lowest grossing of the recent sequel trilogy.
The 2018 spinoff film Solo: A Star Wars Story, which focused on the early adventures of the titular smuggler, also bombed at the box office.
“The priority in the next few years is television” Iger went onto say.
As well as these potential spinoffs, a highly-anticipated second season of The Mandalorian is set for release in October 2020.
Series focusing on Diego Luna’s rebel captain Cassian Andor and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi are also in development.
Disney+ will launch in the UK on 24th March 2020 and cost £5.99 per a month.
Source: Hollywood Reporter