Following a few days of rumors, THR has done a story on the future of the “Star Wars” franchise and where everything stands with it right now – in the process they’ve made at least one surprise revelation.
According to the trade, Disney and Lucasfilm are indeed reassessing their plans for future films in the wake of the disappointing performance of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” with one source telling the outlet:
“They haven’t slowed down development, but they are licking their wounds… in light of the reaction to Last Jedi and the performance of Solo, they are now just going to look at what’s coming in and seeing how good it is, before dating anything.”
Another adds: “It doesn’t mean those spinoffs don’t happen. It just means they’re trying to figure out how to make, and market, them differently”. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and her team are reportedly said to be regrouping and figuring out the direction of the movies beyond “Star Wars: Episode IX” due December 2019.
Among the projects that were in development were not only the already announced James Mangold-directed Boba Fett spin-off and a potential young Obi-Wan Kenobi one, but Making Star Wars reports that Lucasfilm was also looking into effectively a Mos Eisley-centered prequel – though that has seemingly stalled.