Star Wars Story Movies Reportedly On Hold

21 June, 2018, 07:22 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

According to a new report, Lucasfilm has put plans for further Star Wars Story spin-off films on hold after Solo disappointed at the box office. This includes the previously rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett films, which would've focused on the characters' lives before "A New Hope", the sources said. Collider reports that the studio has put a hold on the spin-off plans for films including Stephen Daldry's Obi-Wan film and James Mangold's Boba Fett movie.

The box office for Han Solo is at a current dismal $342 million, which is a horrendous return considering the three previous Star Wars movie all surpassed a billion dollars. There has been a lot of speculation about why Solo is underperforming at the box office, with reasons ranging from backlash against Star Wars: The Last Jedi to bad timing in an already packed May. The film scored $84.4 million on opening weekend and has grossed $192.8 million domestically (and $339.5 million worldwide) in four weeks, which is nothing to scoff at but is far, far lower than the performance of other Star Wars movies at this benchmark. One wonders how the film would have fared had Lucasfilm pushed Solo's release to December instead.

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It's also not known whether the next trilogy of Star Wars films to hit the screen will be the one being developed by The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson or the one that has been assigned to Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - or something yet to be announced.

The well-publicised firing of original Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller meant extensive and hugely expensive reshoots took place. Our source tells us that Disney granted Lucasfilm the budget and time to make all the production changes they needed to fix anything broken with Solo, but that they had to make the May 25th release date.

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