LucasFilm Putting ‘A Star Wars Story’ Movies on the Back Burner

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A Star Wars Story

Did you enjoy “Solo: A Star Wars Story”? If so, you might be waiting a while to see another movie in the “A Star Wars Story” spinoff series. Collider.com is reporting that LucasFilm has decided to put a hold on development of these spinoff movies and refocus it’s efforts on “Star Wars: Episode IV” and the next trilogy of movies after production wraps up on that one.

Part of the reason for this change of course might be due to the lackluster performance of “Solo” in theaters. The movie received pretty good reviews and didn’t do do bad in sales. But compared to other “Star Wars” movies, the film didn’t bring in the numbers that were expected. For comparison sake, “Solo” grossed $192.8 million after a four week run in domestic theaters whereas “Rogue One” grossed $424 million domestically in the same time period. It’s also important to note that “Solo” was released on a holiday weekend in May. It also was in competition with two blockbusters – “Averngers: Infinity War” and “Deadpool 2”.

Some online reports stated that a Obi-Wan movie was in the works. However, Collider.com is also reporting that those working on the film are no longer with the project. There were also some rumors stating that a Boba Fett film would be in production but that also looks like it might not happen anytime soon.

In addition to LucasFilms refocusing its efforts to “Episode IX”, a new “Star Wars” trilogy has been confirmed. The new trilogy will focus on new characters introduced in “The Last Jedi” such as Rey.

What do you think about LucasFilm putting the “A Star Wars Story” series on hold?

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Source Credit: Collider.com


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