“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
Amid reports that Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Anthologies were taken off the production line – last we heard, the films were very much still on the cards – sources close to Making Star Wars claim that the company was at one point developing a live-action movie along the lines of ‘Mos Eisley Spaceport: A Star Wars Story’.
It’s by no means an official title, nor is the project likely to see the light of day; as MSW points out, all of this can be traced back to the moment when Lucasfilm quietly cancelled one of its Star Wars production slots at Pinewood Studios, prompting fears that either Boba Fett or Obi-Wan‘s respective spinoff movies had plunged into trouble.
That’s not the case, according to Lucasfilm, after the studio recently refuted claims that its standalone Star Wars projects had been placed on ice until further notice. But it seems the company was at the very least considering a spinoff movie based on that galactic hellhole first introduced during A New Hope.
“After speaking to a few more Pinewood sources, it sounds like there was going to be a movie or a premise along the lines of Mos Eisley Spaceport: A Star Wars Story (not an official title),” said MSW. “Crew members of the previous Star Wars film said they believed the other movie was about the spaceport Luke Skywalker goes into the original film.”
Chances are that Mos Eisley Spaceport movie has since been cancelled – or, at the very least, postponed – in favor of Boba Fett and Obi-Wan, which may bode well for those two in-development (?) spinoffs in the long run.
Still, the focus for now, at least, appears to be Star Wars: Episode IX, which is expected to enter production this month ahead of its release on December 20th, 2019.
Source: Making Star Wars