The imminent future of the Star Wars standalones, kicked off so magnificently by Rogue One and Solo, is on hold. The inescapably disappointing box office returns of Solo – artistically brilliant but fiscally lacking – appear to have given Disney reason to pause, rethink and regroup.
The team at Collider took a look at the situation.
Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Collider that Lucasfilm has decided to put plans for more A Star Wars Story spinoff movies on hold, instead opting to focus their attention on Star Wars: Episode IX and what the next trilogy of Star Wars films will be after that film. Sources tell us that the previously rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but those who were working on the film are no longer involved. It was recently reported that Logan filmmaker James Mangold was in early talks to write and direct the Boba Fett film, but that was before Solo’s release.
As recently as 14 days ago our sources were telling us that the plan was to roll right off the back of Episode IX directly into Kenobi, but with the autopsy on Solo still in full effect ($194,865,401 domestic, $147,102,828 global for a current worldwide total of $341,968,229 compared to Rogue One which in the same time had taken $479,124,415 in the States alone) we’ve dug into the situation and our sources confirm it – everything after Episode IX is indeed on indefinite hold.
There’s also the matter of the Rian Johnson trilogy and the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss films. They appear to still be in development, but in this ever-evolving climate that may change. As always, stay tuned.