Although Lucasfilm is still going ahead with Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy and the project being worked on by the Game of Thrones creators, a new report from Collider (via Slashfilm) claims that upcoming Star Wars Story spin-offs are being put on hold in the wake of the disappointing box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
According to Collider, this means that the Obi-Wan standalone movie and the Boba Fett film being worked on by Logan director James Mangold are on pause indefinitely. The team that had been actively developing the Obi-Wan film is said to be “no longer involved,” and that Lucasfilm will likely drop out of a deal with Mangold, who had been in early talks to write and direct the Boba Fett film before Solo’s release.
This also means that we’re not likely to see the rumored Solo sequel, Yoda, or Lando Calrissian spin-offs anytime soon either.
Collider’s sources note that Lucasfilm is holding off on the Star Wars Story movies — which have been plagued with problems from the very beginning, given all the behind-the-scenes drama that went on with Rogue One and Solo — and are instead focusing on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX, as well as “what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story released last month to underwhelming reviews from critics and a muted reception at the box office, where it so far has yet to cross the $200 million mark domestically. Lucasfilm’s parent company Disney is projected to lose around $50 million on the film.
The next Star Wars movie, Episode IX, is scheduled to hit theaters on December 20, 2019