Disney, Lucasfilm Put Future Star Wars Spinoff Film Plans On Hold



According to Collider, part of the Lucasfilm plan to shelve the Star Wars Story series was to focus on developing plans for the Skywalker saga after Episode IX, specifically "the next trilogy".

The outlet's sources claim that the Obi-Wan Kenobi film was in active development, but now those who were involved are no longer working on the project.

Logan director James Mangold was also reportedly set to helm a Boba Fett movie, but this report doesn't indicate what will happen to the solo movie focused on the bounty hunter, though it seems safe to say it won't go into production.

Collider's unnamed sources cite Solo: A Star Wars Story's relatively poor box office performance and lukewarm critical reception as factors that led to the decision.

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Much like that particular trilogy-capper, this postponement would have allowed Ron Howard and his team extra time to course-correct Solo: A Star Wars Story following the loss of erstwhile directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, but it appears Disney refused. Solo arrived six months after The Last Jedi, and Lucasfilm needs to keep Star Wars movies feeling like can't-miss events.

It's been a while since we've had the chance to break out the Star Wars Rumour Alert Klaxon, but this feels like an appropriate moment. And while "Rogue One" managed to be a box-office success, Tony Gilroy was brought in for extensive reshoots.

Following the disaster known as Han Solo, it's rumored the first fallout comes in the form of any additional Star Wars spinoffs being placed on hold. The report also makes sure to note that this doesn't mean all plans for future films are on hiatus, as The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson and Game of Thrones co-creators David Benioff and D.B. J Abrams concluded the sequel trilogy.

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