This week has been a bit confusing for the future of the Star Wars film franchise.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Lucasfilm decided to put all standalone Star Wars films on hold following poor box office reception from Solo: A Star Wars Story, but that is apparently not the case. News regarding the spin-off films being put on ice was initially reported by Collider, but now Lucasfilm is saying that that report is not necessarily true.
Lucasfilm issued a statement from ABC, calling the Collider report “inaccurate,” and stating that there are still multiple Star Wars films in development. These will be Projects that are separate from the Rian Johnson trilogy and the trilogy by Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, which are still in the works.
Two Star Wars spin-offs, the Boba-Fett picture, which was reported to be written and directed by James Mangold, and the rumored Obi-Wan film, were the most likely projects to be put on hold, but they could still be in the works. Currently, Lucasfilm’s top priority is on Star Wars: Episode IX which will be released in December 2019.
News on the fate of the Star Wars film franchise has been very muddled this week, and although Lucasfilm recently tried to clear the air, they didn’t mention any specifics as to which projects they’re currently moving forward with. Instead, they stated that multiple Star Wars films are being developed, but which ones? Will we still see a Boba-Fett prequel story or Ewan McGregor return as Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or, will Lucasfilm abandon the Star Wars Story films and focus on different spin-offs?