In an interview he recently conducted with The Hollywood Reporter, chairman of Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn touched on several key topics including the Disney/Fox merger and how the company is proceeding ahead with the new Disney+ streaming service. He (obviously) didn’t offer much in terms of revealing new Star Wars related details/plans in the piece, offering only the following comments about his latest visit to the set of the currently-untitled Episode IX in the UK and the future of Star Wars on the silver screen once Episode IX has left theaters.
Will Episode IX get Star Wars back on track?
I just got back from the United Kingdom, which is not so united. (Laughs.) I went to the set, and was with J.J. [Abrams], Kathy and the cast. I watched a couple of scenes being shot and then we all had dinner. I have not seen a cut of it yet, but I watch dailies every weekend and send J.J. and Kathy a note every weekend. It’s a big deal, and it’s going to be terrific.
What will the next Star Wars movie be after Episode IX?
It’s all in discussion.
We already know Episode VIII director Rian Johnson will be developing his own trilogy of films as well as Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. But where does the franchise go from there? We shall see.