A Year of STAR WARS Controversies: Can the Franchise Recover?


Bob Iger and Disney Demands

Star Wars Controversies

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One needs to look no further than what happened with Solo to realize that having Star Wars under the Disney corporate umbrella would have an effect on Star Wars. The combination of Disney pushing out more Star Wars product too soon and doing so against another of its productions, the box office juggernaut Avengers: Infinity War, spelled doom for an otherwise entertaining film in Solo. Interviews with Iger suggest that he still doesn’t quite understand what happened, or why, when it comes to Solo. Fans remain wary that Star Wars is becoming just another cog in the Disney machine.