Disney is a powerhouse right now, as they own numerous properties that continue to shine and give them profits. Two of the biggest acquisitions of the last decade are the purchases of Marvel and Lucasfilm, who have made billions in movie sales under Disney’s wing. This includes the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which continues to break box office records. Now, Disney chairmen Bob Iger has confirmed to BBC that there will be more Marvel and Star Wars films beyond the ones already scheduled.
“There are five Star Wars films – four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens – that are in varying stages of development and production,” Disney chairman Bob Iger noted, “There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.”
Marvel was next to get the confirmation. Iger added: “Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters–that will go on forever,” Iger told the BBC. “I don’t think [fans are] getting weary. But I think we keep raising the bar in terms of telling stories that bring them back, that excite them, that make it feel new and that is what we do for a living.”
There are a lot of stories to be told, but whether they truly go on forever will depend on both the fans, and the quality of the films. We’ll have to see what the future holds. The next Marvel feature will be Captain America: Civil War, which is due out on May 6.