RUMOR: Future Star Wars Spin Off Movies Have Been Put On Hold By Lucasfilm

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Collider is reporting that Lucasfilm has decided that after the dismal performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” at the box office, that they are considering putting all future Star Wars spin-off movies on hold.

From Collider:

It may be a while before we see any more movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story out of Lucasfilm. 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.

If this rumor is true, it appears that Lucasfilm has realized that they need to be more selective about which characters they choose for future spin-off movies. Maybe the failure of Solo could go down as a good thing if  Lucasfilm begins to focus on quality instead of quantity.

Source: Collider

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  • Maybe if they didn’t prematurely killed Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, they would have a reason for movie goers to go to see Solo. They systematically killed Skywalker and Leia as well. No one left for fans to care about.

    • They killed Solo because Ford wanted it, and had since Return of the Jedi. Consistent rumors are he made Solo’s death (and another Indiana Jones film) a condition of signing on for TFA. THEY didn’t kill off Leia. Also, while nothing has been confirmed, I expect Luke to still play a significant role in Episode IX. And I don’t know about anyone else, but I still care about Chewbacca, Artoo, and Threepio (as well as the newer characters).

  • Solo was a fun ride, it’s a shame a movie has to do half a billion dollars to break even and anything less than that is “dismal”.

    IMO it was more a release date issue, I bet the numbers would have been better had they released in December last me the the other new StarWars films.

    • You opinion is not worth much. Marvel is able to churn out their drivel every couple of months, yet they seem to turn an enormous profit. There is obviously backlash to the last previous, pitiful of a movie, and even though Solo was a superior film, the public was to have none of it.

  • It may be that they are thinking that they may be releasing movies with too little time having passed since the previous release. Disney only likes to promote one upcoming Star Wars film at a time, so the marketing machine barely had time to spin up for Solo after TLJ had its theatrical release and then went to Blu-ray. I believe they didn’t really go whole-hog on promoting it until after that.

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