It looks like the Star Wars “fans” that have recently been trolling the current spat of Star Wars spin-offs have finally gotten their way. Lucasfilm has decided to put a hold on any further solo outings for the foreseeable future.
Also, coming off the back of a poor turn out for the recent in the anthology series, Solo: A Star Wars story which didn’t meet expectations at the box office, taking just $339.5 million in just four weeks. Another reason being contributed to the poor takings on Solo was its release date in Spring instead of the trusted old December festive release. Lucasfilm will instead be concentrating their efforts on Star Wars: Episode IX and the trilogy of films that are due after that.
The feature on Obi-Wan Kenobi has been very much in development until now, sources say those who were working on the project are no longer part of the production. Only last month we reported that a production start date had been pencilled in for April 2019. Documents leaked about the production confirmed the crew were in pre-production.
“The project is sufficiently along that an art department is now in full pre-production mode at Pinewood Studios, England.” It goes on to state “A number of concept artists, prop modellers, and storyboard artists are working as a team across the two locations on the film”.
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An anthology movie on Boba Fett, the notorious fan favourite bounty hunter, was also in the works with Logan’s James Mangold set to direct and co-write the feature with Simon Kinberg.
The trilogy that Lucasfilm will also spend more time on will focus more on the characters from The Last Jedi. The series will be spearheaded by Rian Johnson with the showrunners from Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to pen the series.