Disney CEO Bob Iger hasn't chosen a successor yet, but his contract is set to expire in July of 2018. For the first time during today's Disney corporate conference call, Iger said that he might stay on longer if it's in Disney's best interest. What could have prompted the change of heart for Iger?
A major clue might have come earlier in the conference call, when Iger revealed that he's seen an early cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which isn't set to hit theaters until December. Iger, who called the movie a great next entry in the franchise, probably doesn't want to give up his post until he gets to see an early cut of Episode 9, completing the trilogy.
That movie isn't going to be released until May of 2019, so Iger will need to stick around for at least an additional six months so he can get his private showing of that before leaving Disney for good.