Disney CEO Bob Iger Talks Han Solo Movie And Carrie Fisher

Bob Iger

Disney chief Bob Iger reveals updates on the Han Solo movie!

The studio head spilled the beans on the next Star Wars spin-off, according to reports.


Variety confirms the film will be a coming of age story. From what we know, Han goes from the ages 18 to 24. It sounds like we’ll see a lot of highlights in the smuggler’s early life.

“He’ll be acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookie,” Iger says. “You’ll also discover how he got his name.”

Perhaps the film will also show Han making his famous Kessel run. After all, he did this in less than twelve parsecs.

While Iger confirms he’s retiring in 2019, he did hint at more Star Wars movies in the future. “The team is thinking about “what could be another decade and a half of ‘Star Wars’ stories,” he says.

Princess leia

Iger also talks about where things stand with Carrie Fisher in Episodes VIII and IX. As it stands, Leia’s role in The Last Jedi will left as is. All of Fisher’s scenes were complete prior to her death last year.

“Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing,” he says. “Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character. We are not doing that with Carrie.”

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