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We May Not Get Any More Standalone Star Wars Films After the 'Solo' Flop

Lucasfilm has reportedly put the upcoming movies "on hold."

by River Donaghey
Jun 20 2018, 9:00pm

Screenshot via Solo trailer

Solo: A Star Wars Story may have turned out to be a surprisingly fun space heist movie—all the dumb, shoehorned stuff about Han's clothing aside—but the thing was a total box office disappointment. It made $84 million in its opening weekend, which is far less than Lucasfilm expected from the film. It's also earned the dubious honor of being the first of Disney's Star Wars movies to lose money.

Now, it looks like Solo's flop may have forced Lucasfilm to completely rethink its game plan on Star Wars spinoffs. According to a new report from Collider, Lucasfilm has put all future standalone Star Wars movies—including James Mangold's upcoming Boba Fett film—"on hold."

Sorry, everybody. That means no Uncle Owen: A Star Wars Story about the life of a grumpy-ass water farmer. No musical biopic about the cantina band. No Biggs Darklighter standalone about the origins of that luscious 'stash. No Donald Glover-helmed Lando movie. The long-rumored Obi-Wan movie is on pause, too.

That doesn't mean that we won't wind up seeing a bearded Ewan McGregor kicking sand in the faces of some Tusken Raiders eventually, though. Lucasfilm is reportedly just shifting priorities away from the Star Wars anthology films. In the meantime, there are plenty more Star Wars films to keep us occupied.

Just last week, the dude who voiced Admiral Ackbar hinted that Lucasfilm has as many as nine films in the works right now, and most of those should still be moving forward. J.J. Abrams's Episode IX is slated for release in December 2019, and Rian Johnson is developing his own trilogy of films to keep the franchise moving. Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff are reportedly cranking out a "series" of Star Wars movies, too, since they'll be done with Westeros soon. There's also a live-action Star Wars TV show in the works, so worry not.

Plus, if Lucasfilm needs any more ideas about potential future trilogies, it can always just unearth George Lucas's old plan to get into the "microbiotic world" of Star Wars and go all Osmosis Jones on the franchise.

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