Bob Iger Once Again Takes Charge of Disney Amid Coronavirus Crisis

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Bob Iger had been Disney CEO for a while, and his tenure was even extended so he could help with the transition of Disney acquiring 20th Century Studios. Though he had already announced his replacement back in February, the global pandemic has forced Iger to help steer the ship now that Disney is once again undergoing a massive crisis.

Talking to The New York Times, Iger had written in an e-mail, "A crisis of this magnitude, and its impact on Disney, would necessarily result in my actively helping Bob [Chapek] and the company contend with it, particularly since I ran the company for 15 years!"

We don't know what Iger plans to do with the company now that COVID-19 has brought everything to a halt, but it was definitely a right move for him to assist Chapek who clearly would not have been prepared for months of shutdown.


On the bright side, Disney's launch of a streaming service last year is proving to be helpful during this time of pandemic, as more people are forced to sit inside. Thanks to Disney+, the company now has a platform to release material in lieu of the theaters closing down. Hopefully they have enough content backed up to keep fans satisfied for the next few months of quarantine.

For now, Disney has actively delayed all of their releases and things are still likely to change if the virus doesn't start dying down by May. Marvel's Phase 4 start has been pushed back to November, and now Mulan is looking at a release on July 24.

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