Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

Mar 25, 2017, 03:02
Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

What I can say about that is she is in 8 and we're not changing 8 to deal with her passing.

In "The Force Awakens", it was revealed the Leia, now a general, is the leader of the Resistance fighting against the evil First Order. It sounds an bad lot like he's saying that "Han Solo" is actually a nickname or assumed identity of some kind.

We thought we were past Star Wars blowing our minds.

The statement made by Iger follows the comments Lucasfilm made earlier this year regarding the continuation of Princess Leia in the upcoming films.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will hit theaters December 15 this year, and the as-yet untitled Han Solo film will open on May 25, 2018. "It's quite good", he is quoted as saying. "It picks up where "VII" left off". But, he is firmed that they will never do it to Carrie Fisher's character in "Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi".

That's the timeline we've somehow lucked ourselves into, though, and the few details we've heard so far about next year's Han Solo movie all sound pretty exciting.

Apple Is Finally Giving Us the Mermaid Emoji of Our Dreams
Also included is a woman wearing a headscarf - representing the ongoing fight for greater diversity among emojis. Last year, Google revealed a series of new emojis in efforts to better capture the essence of its users.

'Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia' Bundle Announced, Amiibo Functions Revealed
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is just one of several Fire Emblem games that Nintendo is releasing within the next year. The limited edition will retail for $59.99, while the standard version of the game is priced at $39.99.

Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey back on United States national team
He was not included in the annual January camp for domestic players. "Jones is a different situation", said Arena. Forwards Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris have been named to Bruce Arena's roster for the U.S.

The Solo movie, featuring Alden Ehrenreich, will tackle the character between the ages of 18 and 24.

"[The film will show how Han Solo] acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookie", he explained. You also can't have a Han Solo film without showing how his friendship with Chewbacca began.

Though it felt kind of wrong, when Carrie Fisher died in December a lot of us wondered how the Star Wars movies would weather her loss. "About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories", Iger said today, though he didn't share anything beyond that.

"A galaxy far, far away", he joked.

This morning, it was announced that Iger renewed his contract with The Walt Disney Company through July of 2019, which means he'll be able to walk off into the sunset just one month after Episode IX concludes the new trilogy.

Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke will also star in the as-yet untitled movie, which is due to be released in May 2018.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Android O Developer Preview released with a focus on battery life

    Android O Developer Preview released with a focus on battery life

    The system also can show animated interactions in launcher, shortcuts and settings and in the overview screen too. Since its launch in 2008, Android has made it to one of the most widely used operating systems across the globe.
    Jim Ross' wife Jan hit while riding Vespa, 'needs a miracle'

    Jim Ross' wife Jan hit while riding Vespa, 'needs a miracle'

    Jan was riding her Vespa without a helmet near their Oklahoma home, when she was struck by a vehicle. According to JR, his wife Jan is now in surgery after suffering multiple fractures to her skull.
    Draft of a sanctuary cities bill contains controversy

    Draft of a sanctuary cities bill contains controversy

    Numerous bill's critics testified Wednesday that they approved of Geren's changes but still opposed the overall measure. The bill aims to punish cities, law enforcement agencies and colleges that don't cooperate with immigration officials.
  • Canada Might Give Recent Asylum Seekers A Cold Shoulder

    Canada Might Give Recent Asylum Seekers A Cold Shoulder

    The handling of those attempting to cross into the country illegally, however, has been more fractious. -Canada border crossings. In January, a separate Ipsos poll found that 59 percent of Canadians approved of Trudeau, while 41 percent disapproved.
    Bioware Highlights Tech In This New Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer

    Bioware Highlights Tech In This New Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer

    EA and Bioware's Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available from Thursday 23 March in the United Kingdom , on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This issue prompted BioWare to announce that it is just a facial performance bug that they will improve.
    Scottish independence: First minister Nicola Sturgeon seeks another refrendum

    Scottish independence: First minister Nicola Sturgeon seeks another refrendum

    Sturgeon made her dramatic announcement at a hastily-arranged press conference at her official residence in Bute House, Edinburgh. Sturgeon's decision comes after Brexit, a close UK-wide referendum in which citizens voted to leave the European Union.
  • French candidates face off in first debate

    He said he disagreed with Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron for supporting the lenient immigration policies that Germany has. He really needed to do well in this debate, trying to revive this campaign after weeks of legal woes and allegations.
    Gilgit-Baltistan to be declared a Province

    Gilgit-Baltistan to be declared a Province

    It is not going to be an easy run for the Pakistani government, considering the hurdles in the way. In 2015, India had objected to Pakistan holding polls in Gilgit Baltistan.
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole Nintendo Switch Version Not Currently Planned

    South Park: The Fractured But Whole Nintendo Switch Version Not Currently Planned

    This is the main reason why Nintendo has recently made a decision to double the production for their much appreciated console. The 3DS portable system, meanwhile, has sold over 65 million units since its launch in early 2012.
  • Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children

    Blast In Western Mosul Kills 130, Including Women, Children

    Local MP Faris al-Sanjari said the coalition air strike had targeted a truck bomb causing a huge explosion. The Iraqi troops and worldwide coalition forces don't know that civilians are inside, and they fire back.

    Baltimore Man Suspected In Manhattan Stabbing Wanted To Kill Black Men

    Caughman walked to the Midtown South Precinct to report that he had been stabbed, and died at Bellevue Hospital around 1:00 a.m. Aubry said Jackson considered stabbing more than just the one victim.

    US, Japan ministers agree on harm of currency volatility

    It's unclear if Trump and his team, which has espoused fair trade more than free trade and has discussed a border tax on imports, would sign the document.
popular