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Bob Iger updates fans on the future of the Star Wars & Marvel franchises

09.21.2016

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With both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars franchise under Disney's belt and showing no signs of slowing down, spirits must be awfully high at the house of mouse. Disney CEO Bob Iger took the stage at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference today to give a little update on the status of both franchises and, surprise, surprise, they're going to keep both going well into the future. The Disney chief had similar meetings with the heads of both franchises in order to map out the next few years of movies and beyond.

I had a meeting yesterday with Kathy Kennedy and we mapped out — well, we reviewed — the ‘Star Wars’ plans that we have ’til 2020. We have movies in development for ‘Star Wars’ ’til then, and we started talking about what we’re going to do in 2021 and beyond. So, she’s not just making a ‘Star Wars’ movie, she’s making a ‘Star Wars’ universe, of sorts.

The next STAR WARS flick, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, will hit theaters on December 16, 2016 and Iger told the audience that he'd seen the movie and added that "it’s really interesting in terms of ‘Star Wars’ storytelling. Star Wars’ has only been told as a saga, and this is a moment in time…we love what we’ve seen." As the first STAR WARS film to follow STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, expectations are high that it will be a box-office success, but Iger isn't expecting it to match THE FORCE AWAKENS' $2 billion, adding that "we never felt it would do the level that Force Awakens did.

As for the rest of the STAR WARS franchise, we've got STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo spin-off on May 25, 2018, STAR WARS: EPISODE IX in 2019 and another STAR WARS spin-off, which recently hired a writer, in 2020. It will be interesting to see how they wrap up the sequel trilogy and which of the characters, if any, will carry on to the next trilogy, either way, most of us will likely be in the ground before this STAR WARS train comes to a stop. As for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iger's meeting seems to indicate that it will enjoy a similar longevity.

We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot [those films] out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade. [There], we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on.

Long story short, neither the STAR WARS nor Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise will be coming to an end any time soon. There's money to be made!

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10:19AM on 09/22/2016

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TO ALL DONATELLOS

As it is my job, being editor-in-chief and the person that runs this site, I banned donatello after his comment in Chris Bumbray's The Promise review as it insults not only Chris, but the owner (Berge) and the site itself. We let folks get away with a lot here, but we do have rules, and if you're going to come into our place of business and smear shit on the walls then we're going to escort you out. As I will do again here. If you ever need a guide to follow in how to
TO ALL DONATELLOS

As it is my job, being editor-in-chief and the person that runs this site, I banned donatello after his comment in Chris Bumbray's The Promise review as it insults not only Chris, but the owner (Berge) and the site itself. We let folks get away with a lot here, but we do have rules, and if you're going to come into our place of business and smear shit on the walls then we're going to escort you out. As I will do again here. If you ever need a guide to follow in how to approach the comments section, the simple version is under Rules/Guidelines at the top of every comment section.

Remain respectful at all times.
No writer abuse.
For all corrections, suggestions, criticisms, email us instead.

You've easily violated all three, as you did before and we're happy to show you the door again.
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1:17PM on 09/22/2016
All good buddy
All good buddy
7:06PM on 09/22/2016
donatello1129 is sure quick to change tunes.
donatello1129 is sure quick to change tunes.
7:56PM on 09/21/2016

TO ALL JOBLO'S

Hi everyone, below i pasted a post i submitted the other day, and I am reposting it to make sure more people see it. Now I did write this with a lot of anger and I also had a few drinks, that being said, I may have said something a little hateful but it shouldnt negate the point that I was trying to get across. Chris Bumbray deleted my account for the sole reason that he just didnt "like" it. I hope you guys join me in trying to get this guy fired, or at the very least, let him know how much
Hi everyone, below i pasted a post i submitted the other day, and I am reposting it to make sure more people see it. Now I did write this with a lot of anger and I also had a few drinks, that being said, I may have said something a little hateful but it shouldnt negate the point that I was trying to get across. Chris Bumbray deleted my account for the sole reason that he just didnt "like" it. I hope you guys join me in trying to get this guy fired, or at the very least, let him know how much you guys really dont like his articles, and i know theres lots of you out there. Enjoy


"So, you coward, you not only delete my post, which I will get to in a moment, you ALSO delete my ENTIRE account.
And, for what? I did not say anything disrespectful, nothing offensive, and nothing that would warrant a deletion of my account. Now, the reason I need EVERYONE on this site who is a member, including Joblo himself, to know why CHRIS BUMGAY deleted my account is because, A few days ago Chris had posted his review on the film "The Promise", which is a movie about the Armenian genocide. I read the review, and I got the impression that Chris did not like the movie at all (Please feel free to go and read the review yourself) He clearly feels the movie failed in its execution, but goes on to praise it ONLY for its subject matter, and gave it a 6/10, when he clearly states it missed the mark. ANYWAYS, in my post I went on to state that the only reason that Chris gave it a good grade is because he was kissing his bosses ass, AKA JOBLO himself because he happens to be an Armenian. And even while reading the obvious ass kissing going, he gives the movie a 6!! LOL, this is the same idiot that gave Ghostbusters an 8! i mean..wow. So the only reason Im doing this is NOT because he deleted my post, I was alright with that because I thought alright the guys trying not to look bad and be exposed for sucking up to the boss(dont worry we all do it) the REASON im pissed is because he also deleted my ENTIRE ACCOUNT. Now Ive been coming to this site ever since I was a kid, I mean way back, like box office predictions contest back in the day(which we should bring back!) and I didnt realize having an opinion would get me kicked off the site. I have no ill will towards Joblo, this site, and the plight of Armenians which does need some light shed on it, I only have ill will towards CHRIS BUMBRAY, who btw I think is one of the worst reviewers of all time on this site, personal opinion, try deleting this account, I PROMISE i will create a new account multiple times a day and get this message out there UNTIL I hear a proper response from Chris.

You disappoint me."
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8:23PM on 09/21/2016
Honestly, Chris is probably one of the best/level headed reviewers out there. The fact that you had to post this and the content within your message indicates why you were probably banned. Seriously, just take a look at what you are doing. You are getting your panties in a twist because your account was deleted on an internet website. Big deal. You say that you wrote nothing offensive or disrespectful then you admit to saying Chris is kissing joblos ass because the creator of the site is
Honestly, Chris is probably one of the best/level headed reviewers out there. The fact that you had to post this and the content within your message indicates why you were probably banned. Seriously, just take a look at what you are doing. You are getting your panties in a twist because your account was deleted on an internet website. Big deal. You say that you wrote nothing offensive or disrespectful then you admit to saying Chris is kissing joblos ass because the creator of the site is Armenian. That's pretty damn offensive.
8:24PM on 09/21/2016
If i could I would delete your account Conman, lol
If i could I would delete your account Conman, lol
8:42PM on 09/21/2016
So would a bunch of people i'm sure. The only difference is I know I Can be an asshole sometimes. You clearly don't realize you are one.
So would a bunch of people i'm sure. The only difference is I know I Can be an asshole sometimes. You clearly don't realize you are one.
9:13PM on 09/21/2016
I've been on this site since 1999, and rarely post anymore. I'll come out of retirement to point out that you've presented yourself as a tremendous ass. You've insulted the professional integrity of a paid writer, as well as the owner of the site, for implying he would be swayed by anything other than hard work. You've revealed your clearly upset over his opinion of Ghostbusters - as that's a pretty specific, singular reference to pick out of years of work as a point of comparison. In fact your
I've been on this site since 1999, and rarely post anymore. I'll come out of retirement to point out that you've presented yourself as a tremendous ass. You've insulted the professional integrity of a paid writer, as well as the owner of the site, for implying he would be swayed by anything other than hard work. You've revealed your clearly upset over his opinion of Ghostbusters - as that's a pretty specific, singular reference to pick out of years of work as a point of comparison. In fact your comments are emblematic of the worst of the JoBlo community - petty, small minded posters who can't accept when the staff have subjective opinions that don't validate your own. The idea that a reviewer would have to match the valuation and the reasoning behind to measure up to your standards is in itself hypocritical. And your histrionics over losing your account history, and clamoring for somebody to lose their job, further suggest that you have confused your long-time patronage to site with some type of ownership stake in how the site is run.

You can demand a response all you want, but you have only drawn a fine point around the fact that your petulant behavior doesn't warrant one.
9:45PM on 09/21/2016
Honestly man, I don't think anyone is going to care. I guarantee that you can find a better way to spend your time. I'm actually a little mad I spent time reading that whole post.....and now more time responding.
Honestly man, I don't think anyone is going to care. I guarantee that you can find a better way to spend your time. I'm actually a little mad I spent time reading that whole post.....and now more time responding.
9:45PM on 09/21/2016
Bravo smooveluv, honestly, I couldn't have written that any better. Well done. I don't even want to see Chris reply to this either.
Bravo smooveluv, honestly, I couldn't have written that any better. Well done. I don't even want to see Chris reply to this either.
10:02PM on 09/21/2016
All hail DAMIAN DAMASKE!


P.s bumbray stinks, you guys sticking up for him gives me a hard on lol i love it, joblos full of a bunch of politically correct liberal robots, as is pretty much everywhere else, which is precisely why movies are shit now, thanks guys, much appreciated
All hail DAMIAN DAMASKE!


P.s bumbray stinks, you guys sticking up for him gives me a hard on lol i love it, joblos full of a bunch of politically correct liberal robots, as is pretty much everywhere else, which is precisely why movies are shit now, thanks guys, much appreciated
10:42PM on 09/21/2016
Best part of that post. is the hypocrisy. You came here trying to galvanize the "troops" because you thought we would support you. We don't so you resort to petty insults. :)

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Best part of that post. is the hypocrisy. You came here trying to galvanize the "troops" because you thought we would support you. We don't so you resort to petty insults. :)

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10:57PM on 09/21/2016
Not at all, I expected exactly this.
Not at all, I expected exactly this.
10:58PM on 09/21/2016
You should change your name to link_Poster
You should change your name to link_Poster
11:14PM on 09/21/2016
I love it :) cuz you just keep replying like a triggered child :) you're doing exactly what I want. :'''-)
I love it :) cuz you just keep replying like a triggered child :) you're doing exactly what I want. :'''-)
1:14AM on 09/22/2016
Wow what a massive waste of time!
Wow what a massive waste of time!
7:33AM on 09/22/2016
Now while I don't like his reviews,dude you're on your own
Now while I don't like his reviews,dude you're on your own
8:26AM on 09/22/2016
Wow. That was probably the finest act of self-sabotage I think I've ever seen.
Wow. That was probably the finest act of self-sabotage I think I've ever seen.
9:13AM on 09/22/2016
Wow, well you're certainly a loser with a keyboard. You're going to wage a war on Chris Bumbray because he didn't like "The Promise" as much as you did? That's just stupid and a giant waste of time. I doubt many people will see the movie "The Promise" regardless of it's reviews. So it's kind of a pointless battle to fight. But clearly this is a grudge against Chris liking Ghostbusters more than you did. Sorry that your manliness was threatened by female ghostbusters in 1 movie, but I
Wow, well you're certainly a loser with a keyboard. You're going to wage a war on Chris Bumbray because he didn't like "The Promise" as much as you did? That's just stupid and a giant waste of time. I doubt many people will see the movie "The Promise" regardless of it's reviews. So it's kind of a pointless battle to fight. But clearly this is a grudge against Chris liking Ghostbusters more than you did. Sorry that your manliness was threatened by female ghostbusters in 1 movie, but I don't think that's Chris' fault that you're insecure.

Anyways, not sure what you're hoping to come from this. The editors at Joblo don't need to listen to you, and they probably aren't. They had every write to delete your account as your post clearly violated the terms of use when you called Chris Bumbray "Chris Bumgay". Now I appreciate a good moniker joke as much as the next person, but when you're posting in an online forum you wade into those waters on your own. Your freedom of speech doesn't protect you from consequences, and unfortunately, being deleted is your consequence for being a bumbling idiot.
1:22PM on 09/22/2016
Did u even read my post lol, i never even watched the promise, i was merely pointing out that the only reason he gave the movie a passing score was ONLY cuz of the subject matter, thats like giving a shitty movie about the holocaust a pass just cuz its about the slaughter of jews, i think i strayed too far from my original point so i apologize for that, w.e lets move on
Did u even read my post lol, i never even watched the promise, i was merely pointing out that the only reason he gave the movie a passing score was ONLY cuz of the subject matter, thats like giving a shitty movie about the holocaust a pass just cuz its about the slaughter of jews, i think i strayed too far from my original point so i apologize for that, w.e lets move on
5:24PM on 09/22/2016
It has nothing to do with being PC or liberal. If the community were that, then why did they hate Ghostbusters so much? Saying things like Chris Bumbgay is just immature.
It has nothing to do with being PC or liberal. If the community were that, then why did they hate Ghostbusters so much? Saying things like Chris Bumbgay is just immature.
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