"These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi", a press release said at the time.
According to Collider, Lucasfilm will be focusing on "Star Wars: Episode IX" from here on out - which is slated to open in theaters next Christmas - and the new Star Wars trilogy that was announced late a year ago. This also means a standalone project from the much-loved bounty hunter, Boba Fett, could be a long time coming.
According to Collider, in the wake of Solo: A Star Wars Story underperforming at the box office, Lucasfilm has supposedly made a decision to focus on Episode IX and the next trilogy that will follow, and subsequently have put the Star Wars spinoffs on hold.
So, how does Star Wars find itself in this fickle position?
"You're not entitled to politeness when your approach is rude". Analysts say those numbers may have been due to poor marketing, while others cite Star Wars fatigue. That's likely to upset some fans-Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan was a bright spot in the prequels for many, myself included-but it's not necessarily the wrong move overall.
While an $84.4 million opening weekend and $339.5 million worldwide gross might sound impressive for most films, it's a bit of a disappointment for a Star Wars movie. By planning for the new Johnson trilogy, and Benioff and Weiss series of films, we can look forward to something new and fresh. Nerdist reached out to Disney, who declined to comment on the story. It was a big miscalculation to throw itself into this lot when we were just four months removed from The Last Jedi. While there are certainly things that deserve nitpicking in Solo, Disney and Lucasfilm should be proud of the final product.