Star Wars Survey: Fans Will See New Film Regardless of Disney Involvement

Last week, Disney announced its acquisition of the Star Wars franchise. It also announced that it would continue the series with an upcoming Episode 7 film. How many Americans are interested in seeing a new Star Wars film? And what do people think about the partnership with Disney?

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Star Wars Fans

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 35% of respondents said that they have seen all 6 current Star Wars movies. 10% said they have only seen Episodes 1-3. 6% said they have just seen Episodes 4-6. And 24% said they have seen at least one Star Wars movie. 26% have not seen any of the films.

Disney Acquisition

Overall, 16% of respondents said they are happy about Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars franchise. 11% said they are not happy about Disney’s involvement with Star Wars. 25% said they are still undecided. And 49% said they had no opinion about it one way or the other. 29% of those who have seen every Star Wars film said they are happy about the acquisition, and just 10% said they are unhappy about it.

Future Movies

Just 16% of overall respondents said they definitely plan to see any new Star Wars movies made by Disney. Another 33% said they will probably see new Disney-made Star Wars films. 34% said they probably won’t see any future Star Wars movies made by Disney. And 17% said they definitely won’t.

Similarly, 16% said they would definitely see any future Star Wars movies not created by Disney. 33% said they would probably see future Star Wars movies. 35% said they would probably not see any future Star Wars movies. And 16% said they definitely won’t. Of those who have never seen a Star Wars movie, just 1% said they would definitely see future movies if they weren’t made by Disney, and 3% said they would definitely see future movies if they were made by Disney.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: Star Wars Mural from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on November 4 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.