In a new interview with Bloomberg TV, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed his company's plans to bring new Star Wars attractions to its theme parks, beginning with its U.S. destinations.
"There is a fair amount of development going on at Disney Imagineering right now to expand the Star Wars presence in California and in Orlando, and then eventually in other parks around the world," Iger told Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman. "It's probably likely that Star Wars will be in more than just our two domestic parks."
Iger also discussed the decision to release Star Wars Episode VII on December 18, 2015. "One of the things that was very important to us," Iger said, "is that we give the creative team ... the time to design, write, and produce the film so that we can optimize quality, or so that ... they can create a great film."
He went on to say, "At one point we considered the summer of 2015, but it felt like, particularly with some changes that we made in the writing team, that that was going to create a bit of a rush."
Iger cited Avatar's strong performance in December and said "we like that" as an indication of a film's holiday season potential.
Click here to watch Iger's Bloomberg TV interview.
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