Disney CEO Bob Iger is saying he hasn’t thought about a sequel.
In a Q&A at a shareholder meeting Tuesday, Iger told investors that the company was focused on growing revenue from the franchise, and that he didn’t have a good answer for how to make it happen.
“I’m a huge Beauty and The Beast fan.
I can see that we have to make a new Beauty and a new Beast movie,” Iger said.
“But I’m not sure how to do that, so I don�t know how I�ll get the magic back.
So we have a lot of fun projects in development, but I haven�t gotten to work on one yet.”
Iger, who has had a busy calendar of meetings and other company-related activities, declined to discuss a sequel at length.
Iger also spoke candidly about his relationship with his daughter, who he is said to be “very, very close to.”
“As much as I love her, I don’t want to make another Beauty and Beast movie.
She’s a fantastic actress, she is a terrific person, she has a lot to offer the company,” Igers said.”But I donít know if she will be a Disney CEO next year.”
Disney’s chief financial officer, Jeff Bewkes, also didn’t commit to a sequel, but he did say he thinks Disney could have the franchise back on the schedule next year.
The comments come after the announcement that Disney will have a new live-action Beauty and/or the Beast film in the works.
The news is expected to be announced sometime in the first half of 2019.