Bob Iger Talks to CNBC About ESPN, Disney Parks and the Future of Star Wars

Bob Iger on CNBC

Here is a video clip of Walt Disney CEO, Bob Iger discussing the latest financial results discussed in a recent shareholder conference call. In it he discusses  the operating income at ESPN in a decline offset by higher affiliate revenue. "In ESPN's case, we had the largest program cost increase for the year in the quarter that we just announced," Iger said. "We have new distribution deals coming online, but the revenue from those deals won't hit until the second quarter... ESPN is running in … [Read more...]





Disney to Exapand Star Wars Mythos with Standalone Films

Bob Iger and George Lucas

Last night in an interview with CNBC Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed that work is currently underway to expand the Star Wars franchise by creating  standalone films. The lends credence to rumors of a Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett solo adventures, however there are no confirmations from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding characters or what era of the saga they will be producing. It does look like they will be shooting the new trilogy as well as these standalone films at the same time which … [Read more...]





Top 5 Reasons Why I’m Excited J.J. Abrams is Directing Star Wars VII

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So I usually stick to writing about Walt Disney World; but today, I'm not going to talk about that at all! Today, I'm going indulge my inner geek and rave about the latest development in my beloved Star Wars universe: Disney's announcement of Star Wars VII's director, J.J. Abrams!For those of you who don't know, J.J. Abrams is the mastermind behind such brilliant television shows as Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe, and this fall's newest hit, Revolution; as well as films such as Mission … [Read more...]





J.J. Abrams Has Officially Signed on For ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

Just yesterday, I reported that J.J. Abrams had been offered the director's chair of 'Star Wars Episode VII', taking over the reins once handled by George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, and Richard Marquand, respectively. The Wrap had originally reported the news, but there was silence on the studio side, and almost everyone involved in both parties. Some started to chock it up to mere internet rumors. I wanted to believe the rumors were true, and I kept holding out hope that we'd hear something … [Read more...]





J.J. Abrams to Direct ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

J.J. Abrams

 We've been waiting for some time on info about who would be taking over the 'Star Wars' series, ever since George Lucas sold the franchise to Disney last year. Rumors ran rampant quickly, with names like Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn, and one that was frequently popping up, was J.J. Abrams. Many assumed that with his hand so firmly in the 'Star Trek' universe right now, after rebooting the ever popular franchise. But apparently Abrams was the man for the job, at least according to … [Read more...]