Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Disney CEO Bob Iger Talks Up More Star Wars at Parks

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Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the possibility of having more Star Wars at its theme parks during yesterday's earnings call.
"In addition to the Star Wars feature films that we’ve already talked about, we’re also working on opportunities for television and our parks. It’s still very early in the process. We’ll announce details as these developments evolve." - Bob Iger
Rumors of a possible "Star Wars" park were at the forefront of fan discussion since Disney acquired the rights to Lucasfilm last year for $4 billion.

Bob Iger and George Lucas

Rumors flared up again earlier this year as Cast Members at Disneyland California Adventure surveyed guest interest asking in a "Star Wars" park. Lucasfilm is already working on developing a new animated series with 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' supervising director Dave Filoni and already have several seasons of completed scripts for a live action series.

More likely Disney will be stepping up the presence of Star Wars characters in their parks perhaps adding Star Wars Weekends at the Disneyland Resort. With the 2015 opening date of Episode VII drawing closer and the production/development cycle taking several years Disney it's a safe bet they are working on a new land or attractions right now.

Art by Tom Hodges.

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