Bob Iger Talks Star Wars During Earnings Conference Call

    During today’s earnings conference call (still on-going as we write this up) Bob Iger said new Marvel films will launch during first weekend of May in 2015, Avengers Age of Ultron, and also in May 2016 with Captain America 3, he continued with this statement to Star Wars

    “and we made some other news last week when we announced the cast of Star Wars Episode VII which includes some very familiar faces as well as some exciting new talent and the reaction has been tremendous.  I was at Pinewood Studios with JJ Abrams a couple of weeks ago and left more confident than ever that Episode VII will be the extraordinary movie Star Wars fans have been waiting for”.

    More news as we get it – they’re currently taking questions…

    UPDATE 22:29 GMT: Here’s some answers from Bob…

    • Three spin off films being targeted for Star Wars before the end of the decade, nothing more to say on these at present.
    • Episodes VII, VIII and IX will be released every other year [assume 2015, 2017 and 2019].
    • We are amazed at the passion for Star Wars since the acquisition.

    UPDATE 22:55 GMT: Call ended with no further direct mention of Star Wars.

    UPDATE 7th May 11:30 GMT: Here’s the earnings Press Release to download and also the audio from the earnings call with the Q&A here.

    SOURCEThe Walt Disney Company
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