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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Star Wars Spinoffs On Hold At Lucasfilm

It may be a little while before we get another Star Wars spinoff.

Our friends over at Collider have learned that Lucasfilm has opted to place all future A Star Wars Story spinoffs on hold for the time being - including the long rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi film and the Boba Fett movie from Logan director James Mangold.

Instead, the studio will reportedly put focus on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX from J.J. Abrams, and begin planning the next trilogy of films following that. Fortunately, the studio does have some other projects set within a galaxy far, far away currently in development.

In November, it was revealed Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, had been tapped to prepare a new trilogy set outside of the Skywalker mythos following the end of the current main run of films. Additionally, Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have also been tapped to write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies.

Given this news, either one of these trilogies could very well end up entering production following the release of Star Wars: Episode IX should Lucasfilm elect to do so.

Placing the Star Wars spinoffs on hold comes as a result of the poor box office performance of Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story. To date, the film has grossed over $340-Million worldwide and, while that's nothing to scoff at, it certainly hasn't lived up to studio expectations...

...which is a real shame given that we actually really enjoyed it.

In any case, it looks like we won't see any Star Wars spinoffs on the big screen anytime soon.

Here's hoping the studio issues a statement on this soon.

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?

Source: Collider

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1 comment:

  1. Other fans have got a reprieve for there series now Star Wars fans need to unite and tell the mouse we want more Star Wars movies we really want Kenobi Solo 2/3 Fett etc please join me and vote to save a Star Wars