Disney, Lucasfilm Put Future Star Wars Spinoff Film Plans On Hold

21 Juin, 2018, 07:19 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Not even Darth Maul could prevent the Star Wars Solo flop

This news comes in the wake of the disappointing launch of Solo, which was only Lucasfilm's second A Star Wars Story spinoff, but which received mixed-positive reviews and fell short of box office expectations.

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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.

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So far only two movies have been released under the Star Wars Story label: Rogue One and Solo, each intended as a standalone narrative dealing with characters and events apart from the ongoing Episode storyline developed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. It was also recently announced that Logan director James Mangold had been tapped to helm a Boba Fett movie, but there's no word on that project's status. The film is the lowest grossing of the recent Lucasfilm features by a significant margin, trailing behind Rogue One by over $700 million, behind The Last Jedi by almost $1 billion, and sitting in a different galaxy from The Force Awakens which grossed $1.7 billion more.

It's been a while since we've had the chance to break out the Star Wars Rumour Alert Klaxon, but this feels like an appropriate moment.

Star Wars: Episode X, XI and XII may be a long way off, but Lucasfilm is already laying the groundwork. The company is reportedly contemplating the next trilogy to capture the hearts of Star Wars fans, though whether this will continue that generational epic is unknown. 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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