Star Wars Spinoffs On Hold At Disney

Star Wars Solo flop puts Obi Wan film on hold

Collider cites "sources with knowledge of the situation" in its report, which states a spin-off movie about Boba Fett and another rumored spin-off about Obi-Wan Kenobi are on hold.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard with a script from Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan. Josh Trank of the ill-fated "Fantastic Four" reboot was originally hired to take on the spinoff for "Boba Fett" and was unceremoniously dumped out by Lucasfilm when the negative reviews began to pour in and on-set troubles creeped out into the news cycle.

After the disappointing performance of "Solo" at the box office, Disney appears to have a bad feeling about more spinoff films, at least for now. Abrams-led Episode IX, and we have two confirmed trilogies to come after that - one helmed by Last Jedi auteur Rian Johnson, and one written by Game of Thrones scribes David Benioff and D.B.

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. "Rogue One" required extensive reshoots, with Tony Gilroy basically taking over as director from Gareth Edwards.

Regardless, this is having an impact on Disney's plans to expand the Star Wars mythology with more Star Wars Story spinoffs.

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This move comes just weeks after Solo: A Star Wars Story arrived in theaters.

Qaulity and quantity are not synonymous, and Lucasfilm seems intent on doing something that they may not have before, making sure the Star Wars kids are alright. In the meantime, fans still have the current trilogy to see.

Disney's second anthology film within the Star Wars universe, Solo is an origin story for everyone's favorite intergalactic smuggler.

At the end of the day, whether we get more trilogies or standalones, the steady march of Star Wars on the big screen isn't going to end any time soon. Star Wars became what it is because it felt new and fresh (even if the basic plot structure wasn't). Rogue One visited a familiar part of the Star Wars storyline where we already knew what had to happen, but it featured an entirely new cast of characters on their own mission.

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