Disney CEO Bob Iger will remain the head of the company for the next few years, as The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that his contract has been extended until 2018. Here is what Bob Iger had to say about his extension in a statement:
“I’ve had the privilege of being the CEO of this great company for nine years and am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue through June 2018,” Iger said in a statement. “I’m very excited about what lies ahead, including the release of our Star Wars films and the launch of Shanghai Disneyland, and I’m honored to continue working with our talented management team and the 175,000 dedicated people who make this company what it is today.”
Bob Iger is the one who made Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm happen, and with what we already know of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for “Star Wars” in the years to come, I think it’s great that the guy who really wanted the “Star Wars” franchise will still continue to be with the company and oversee his big acquisition years after making the purchase.