Disney+ is launching later this year, and subsequently, Star Wars Episode 9 is releasing later this year as well. We know for Disney+, a lot of original content is releasing for the service, including High Fidelity, High School Musical: The Musical, Magic Camp, The Mandalorian, and season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Now, with The Mandalorian and Clone Wars coming to the service, naturally, Star Wars movies could get made for the service as well. But, according to Bob Iger, Star Wars movies will be staying on the big screen:
“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.”
Now, films like Lady And The Tramp are going to be living on the streaming service because their budget will be less then $100 million, so they can be shown on there. But, Iger did say that films like that would be the biggest thing to go on the service, and Star Wars films won’t be on there at all:
“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.”
From a business standpoint, this makes perfect sense. The content for Disney+ will be accessible to the subscribers of the service, and at a price that is affordable. But I can’t wait for this service to launch, and to see what the shows and movies for it are like.