Based on a new interview it looks like Lucasfilm will only be providing Disney+ live-action Star Wars series, not movies. Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke to Barron’s where he revealed that they have zero plans currently to make Star Wars movies for the streaming platform, seemingly deflating the fan expectations that anthology films could be making the jump to Disney+.
“Almost every movie the studio makes is a $100 million-plus movie, and we’re not looking to make movies at that level for the service. We’re looking to invest significantly in television series on a per-episode business, and we’re looking to make movies that are higher budget, but nothing like that. We wouldn’t make a Star Wars movie for this platform. When everybody goes out on the weekend and you have a movie that opens up to $200 million, there’s a buzz that creates that enhances value. We like that. And eventually, the movies we’re making are going to [end up on] the service.”
A Kenobi anthology film has been in the works for a while until development reportedly stalled, although, the studio never confirmed their plans either way. Iger had previously stated publicly that the 2020 Star Wars release would an anthology film. Fans had assumed that the streaming service could end up the home for the project, which might not be the case in its current form if Iger is to be believed here.
Jon Favreau’s series The Mandalorian is currently filming in California and is set for release this fall. A Cassian Andor prequel series starring Diego Luna is looking begin filming in the fall for potential release in 2020.
There is a good chance Lucasfilm will announce more shows.