Lucasfilm Shuts Down Reports Of Standalone Star Wars Movies Being Placed On Hold
There are currently “multiple” Star Wars projects percolating in development over at Lucasfilm, and the company has even gone so far as to deny claims that its standalone movies (see: Boba Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi) were on hold until further notice.
Per ABC, Lucasfilm has finally responded to Collider’s alleged scoop that future spinoffs had been placed on ice so that the Powers That Be could focus on one movie at a time, beginning with the release of Episode IX.
Solo‘s pitiful box office return was supposedly the reason for this change of heart, though if ABC’s report is any indication, it would seem Collider jumped the gun, and that Lucasfilm is still making headway on those spinoff movies dedicated to Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Lucasfilm told ABC News there are still “multiple Star Wars films currently in development that have not been officially announced. Those projects are moving forward separate from an already-announced Star Wars trilogy being overseen by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and another series of movies from Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
So perhaps all is well in the Star Wars house, after all? You know, aside from that online campaign to remake Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi…
It’s difficult to know for sure, as Lucasfilm could’ve issued a press release there and then, rather than waiting more than 24 hours before attempting to set the record straight. Granted, neither Boba Fett or Obi-Wan’s standalone movies were officially announced, and we’ve since learned that Stephen Daldry walked away from Obi-Wan prior to the release of Solo, so take from that what you will.
Whatever the case, all eyes now turn toward Star Wars: Episode IX ahead of its arrival in December of 2019.