Bob Iger had recently found himself being called Time’s Business Person of the Year. He has now spoken about the very idea of his company Disney buying James Bond. Nothing is set in stone, but this means that the topic has discussed at their offices. The interviewer had asked which of the properties that The Mouse wants to buy next. Lord of the Rings, James Bond and Harry Potter had been the names to choose from. He had said,
“We’re not looking to buy anything right now. But, I’ve always been a huge James Bond fan.”
Disney is now coming off after the acquisition of Fox and the properties that come under this umbrella. All Marvel characters like Fantastic Four, Deadpool and The X-Men are now back under the very same roof. This moment had made everyone wonder how much this company can actually reach.
This was not the only topic that had been covered in the article, and Iger had made a reference about The Mandalorian on Disney+. Everybody adores Baby Yoda, and he shares the Time cover with Iger.
“As soon as those ears popped up from under the blanket, and the eyes, I knew,” Iger had said.
He had compared this instance to when he had seen Leonardo DiCaprio on Growing Pains.
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“This has been probably one of the most productive years we’ve had as a company in the 15 years that I’ve been in this job,” he had said.
“This time last year, we had not closed the deal for Fox,” he then added.
“We had not opened up two Star Wars Lands, we had not launched Disney+. We had not closed the deal for control of Hulu.”
Disney has been expected to have one more good year at the box office in 2020 with Mulan, The Eternals, Marvel’s Black Widow and Pixar’s Onward and Soul.