What will this mean for the future of Disney films and television?
Aside from the obvious delays in completions, some film and television ideas could be scrapped entirely as the studios begin to look at saving money amid concerns of a long-term shutdown.
The loss of money by the studio isn't the only effect that will be felt. Consider that across the globe films have shutdown and filming locations have been left vacated. As a result, communities that were relying on studio money to film in those areas are no longer receiving that money until production resumes.
Andor: Season 2 is a prime example of a series that is feeling the effects of the standoff. Since the Writer's strike, the producers and actors left the sets where Andor 2 was fliming taking a stand with the Writer's. Now they are all in it together and nothing is going to be done.
From a fan perspective, you have to wonder how the two will implant on the minds of those who watch, buy, rent, and subscribe to services and attend theaters. For many Americans, the theater was the outlet for their real lives but COVID showed them that they didn't need it as much as they thought.
Now, as the studios and theaters started to see small increases in what they had hoped would be a return to normal may end up having the opposite return with patrons once again realizing they don't need multi-million dollar companies, actors, and others arguing over things that everyday Americans struggle with...money.
Will, as Bob Iger elluded to, negatively impact the theater goer and television subscriber? Yes, eventually should this drag on, there is no way that it can't.