Disney is adamant that audiences don’t want more standalone ‘Star Wars’ movies, but experts disagree
- Disney CEO Bob Iger recently told Bloomberg that “there didn’t seem like there was that much demand for another standalone ‘Star Wars’ movie” after “Solo” disappointed at the box office.
- But “Rogue One,” the first “Star Wars” standalone movie, proved there’s an appetite for standalone “Star Wars” movies if they feel like “event” films, Shawn Robbins, Boxoffice Pro chief analyst, told Business Insider.
- Also, the “Solo” release date, coming just five months after “The Last Jedi,” didn’t help its chances at the box office, said Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore senior media analyst.
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