It’s no secret that Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed in the box office. It still made money, but it pales in comparison to the recent Star Wars releases. Now news has it that Lucasfilm has decided to put the other anthology movies on hold, and is instead focusing on the finale to the sequel trilogy.
According to Collider, Lucasfilm has now decided to put the ‘A Star Wars Story’ films out of priority so they can work on Episode IX and the trilogies coming after it. We don’t know which trilogy will be prioritized, but we do know that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on a series of films. Meanwhile, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has also been given his own trilogy to develop.
This certainly puts a damper on the hopes of a Kenobi spinoff which a lot of fans desperately want, and it will probably affect the Boba Fett spinoff movie as well.
If there’s a silver lining here, at least the anthology films were put on hold instead of being outright cancelled. Hopefully once Lucasfilm figures out the direction of the other trilogies, development for the anthology films can kick back into gear.
As a fan of Solo: A Star Wars Story, I really wanted to see more of Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo. The movie may have underperformed, but a lot of people think that it was rather because of the poor marketing and not because of the quality of the film itself.
Star Wars Episode IX comes out Dec. 20, 2019.