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.
It kind of makes those rumors that Iger wanted Star Wars: Episode VII to be his swan song, kinda funny. If it had any truth it at all, Abrams could have got his 2016 release date. Iger has done a lot of great things for Disney so this is good for Star Wars fans. For an exec, Iger seems to get it.