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Too much 'Star Wars'? Disney CEO says it will slow down releases

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By Susan Stumme

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Bad news for Ewan McGregor - he could be as old and alive as Alec Guinness wehn they come around to making an Obi Wan spinnoff.

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Yup, too much too soon. Also the Last Jedi being so awful probably didn’t help much either.

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The negative fan reaction to The Last Jedi combined with the 'early' release of Solo: A Star Wars Story was probably more at fault than any kind of meaningful 'franchise fatigue'. Solo probably should've been released in December, like all the other Disney-era films. They would've had more time to build anticipation while fan's emotions towards The Last Jedi were not as raw. Solo's proximity to other big sci-fi films such as Avengers and Deadpool 2 probably didn't help its case either.

I'm sure that if the core Star Wars fans had behaved in the same way they normally do (i.e. watching the film multiple times and dragging their friends/family along with them), then the box office performance would've at least been 'acceptable', if not amazing.

This article is a little worrying because it sounds like Disney is drawing the wrong conclusions from Solo's 'poor' performance, effectively blaming the market instead of admitting to the missteps they've made.

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"The long-term contract that I had to sign Says I'll be making these movies till the end of time With my Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda..."

wierd Al
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The long-term contract that I had to sign Says I'll be making these movies till the end of time With my Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda..."

Its funny how prophetic that song turned out to be.

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The Force Awakens is definitely in my top 4 Star Wars movies.

The more recent franchise spin-offs looked to dull. Too much too soon.

At the current rate we will be at the 'Chewbacca has a Haircut' level of ideas.

Like James Bond, you need an interval of a few years to keep things fresh.

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"Too much 'Star Wars'?" I find their lack of faith disturbing.

"The long-term contract that I had to sign Says I'll be making these movies till the end of time With my Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda..."

Hee hee!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IUMCyAR6U0

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Ah-so:

I recall a similar dud with the star wars holiday special. Still on YouTube.

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My 9 year old son loves Star Wars he is a fanatic and really is very violent.   He went to Tokyo Disneyland this summer and my friend's husband bought his a Star Wars gun and I hate guns with a  passion.  Why are they selling these kind of toys at Disneyland? 

An over rated and over priced and with no educational value, unlike, other Disney movies and animations.

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Not too much. Waaay too much, but that's Disney.

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I still think that an Obi-Wan movie starring Ewan McGregor could have a ton of potential- here's hoping that it still gets made despite the disappointing performance of Solo.

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I’m glad Disney realized this finally. They practically ruined the franchise.

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They could make this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib_4A2CG2Ag

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