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Reports came out yesterday that Lucasfilm has put a hold on their ‘A Star Wars Story’ titles, but new information has come out to suggest that those rumors were inaccurate.
Lucasfilm had apparently confirmed to ABC News that movies outside of the main trilogy (as well as the upcoming ones) are still in development. They write:
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.
It’s possible that the rumors started when Lucasfilm cancelled a reservation they had for Pinewoods studio. According to Making Star Wars, the studio was said to have been reserved to make a Mos Eisley spinoff film, but it was postponed, and this is what led to others believing that the other spinoffs were cancelled as well.
For now, everyone is trying to connect the dots with what really happened behind the scenes, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait for Lucasfilm to clarify everything officially. So far, only ABC is the one who claims to have information straight from Lucasfilm.
It’s no mystery that a lot of fans have been clamoring for a Kenobi spinoff film, and though Solo didn’t perform as intended in the box office, it was still met with positive reviews from fans. With the status of the other standalones now unclear, hopefully Lucasfilm does an official announcement of their upcoming slate of films.
Fingers crossed they do at SDCC 2018 next month.