In a galaxy far, far away the spin-off may have been intercepted.
Consequences of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ has resulted in more damage than many could anticipate for Lucasfilm and Disney. Right before the release of the Han Solo film, it was revealed that James Mangold was working on a Boba Fett movie that will expand the Star Wars spin-off lore. Another detail that was reportedly in development was the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi project.
Now it appears that Lucasfilm and Disney are looking to rethink their strategy for the Star Wars spin-offs but focusing on Star Wars IX and the Rian Johnson trilogy. Star Wars: Episode IX is due to be released in theaters during Christmas 2019. While the Rian Johnson trilogy doesn’t have a release date the series of films will be worked on from the Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars TV series.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ has —to date— brought in just about $341.9 million at the global box office, making it the lowest grossing live-action Star Wars movie released in theaters. Compared that to the Rogue One, which is over $700 million, behind ‘The Last Jedi‘ by nearly $1 billion, and coming in first with $1.7 billion is The Force Awakens.
However, with the rumors of a Boba Fett and an Obi-Wan Kenobi film being sourced by other publications and websites, Lucasfilm didn’t officially announce these projects to the public. It’s safe to assume Lucasfilm wanted to take precaution to see how well Solo was received. Without any anthology films being in production, for now, there’s still a lot of Star Wars coming along.
The story was originally reported by Collider.